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Northernlass_10 wrote a review Dec 2020
Heaton, United Kingdom50 contributions33 helpful votes
Visited in summer and arranged a date (after 40+ years but why not?!) day to come in Autumn. Took a picnic both times; sat in sunny July, then in October rain gazing at the leaves turning on the opposite river bank. No toilets. National Trust & not open from end of October till Spring; the NT reception hut has a very small shop area. There is a walk down from the car park to the Priory and Manor House. The Manor House is being slowly worked on by NT. The Priory is huge for a country church- a tiny lovely lockdown wedding about to happen amid twinkling lanterns and flowers that Autumn day. There is nowhere to walk any distance but a enjoy the tranquillity and history.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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mhcroft wrote a review Oct 2020
Huddersfield, United Kingdom57 contributions18 helpful votes
Lovely location with short walk to the Priory. I loved the old built into the ‘new’ manor house. The stained glass windows were a joy despite it being a dull day. Look for the sun stained glass window, very contemporary for the time. The warden was informative, friendly and uplifting. A great trip out..
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Date of experience: October 2020
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F1LoverAnn wrote a review Oct 2020
Louth, United Kingdom200 contributions76 helpful votes
This place is a hidden gem. You park about 400m away and walk down to the priory. This only adds to the atmosphere. As you walk down, you can see trees that have grown through the stones in the quarry, which almost look like they have come straight off the Lord Of The Rings pages. Juliet, the Site Manager, is so knowledgeable, and enthusiastic about the site, that you cannot help but go wow. This lady is a true asset to English Heritage. The priory has some great history, great floor tiles, and superb stained glass windows. To add to this, you really do get two for the price of one, as there is also an amazing Manor House. At present you are not able to go to the top floors in the Manor House, but a walk around the ground floor and the basement is excellent. There is so much to see in both buildings, you can easily spend a couple of hours. Hopefully in the near future the top floors of the Manor House will be made safe and reopened Can’t wait to visit again, and would recommend a visit to anyone in Northumberland.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Response from Brinkburn1130, Manager at Brinkburn Priory
Responded 22 Oct 2020
Hello F1LoverAnn. Thank you for the lovely review of our site. We, the staff, love the site and enjoy hearing that others have loved it too. We hope to see you again next year. Kind regards Brinkburn Priory
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profjoypc wrote a review Oct 2020
Alnwick, United Kingdom4,253 contributions976 helpful votes
This Priory site is well worth seeing for its beautiful architecture and tranquility of its location. It does not take long to see and appreciate the buildings but one can wander in the grounds and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere and reflect on the history of the site. You need to book a visit slot ahead of the visit at the present time and social distancing measures are well in place.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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ALD D wrote a review Sep 2020
78 contributions25 helpful votes
Very cold windy day in Morpeth area. Spotted priory on our car map book. Looked it up on Internet and booked tickets in advance. Required whilst covid 19 out and about. What a gem. Priory has done really special stained glass windows. House whilst completely empty and stripped back to the brick work in most rooms felt homely, loved and I felt I could stay there. Girl in the visitors kiosk very friendly, informative and had dog biscuits for our two dogs. Glad we stopped by. Reconmended
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Date of experience: September 2020
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