Guisborough Priory

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Guisborough Priory
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honey
5 contributions
first time visit.
Mar 2021
lovely place to visit,nice to walk around and enjoy the views.We sat and ate our lunch on a bench,and enjoyed watching the world pass by.
Written March 26, 2021
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Laura T
Middlesbrough, UK4,143 contributions
Lovely walk through the trees and exploring the pretty gardens after seeing the priory ruins
Sep 2020
We were doing a fab little treasure trail around Guisborough, which finished at the war monument, just outside the entrance to Guisborough Priory. We had a couple of hours to spare and noticed that the Priory was free entry to decided to have a quick look around to take a few photos.

We were really pleasantly surprised to discover a lovely little set of gardens! We explored the priory ruins, which didn't take very long at all, but then saw a little pathway going off into the woods... We followed this and just kept discovering more and more little areas in the gardens. It was so much fun to explore for us two adults, and kids would have great fun here I think. From majestic trees, pretty flowers, a fairy garden, bug house, wooden carvings, moss covered stones, jumping logs/stepping stones, benches etc etc. So much to see in the gardens. Considering entrance is free there is no excuse not to go! although donations are welcome as the gardens are only kept open and in such great condition by the hard work of volunteers.
Written September 28, 2020
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Jude C
35 contributions
What a magical place
Aug 2020 • Family
We visited the priory on a very misty and damp day, but still marvelled at its beauty. It did mean that we were pretty much the only ones there. The place has an incredible energy - including the gardens which have been lovingly and playfully designed. There are many of the original priory stones that have been laid to rest in the gardens, in beautiful patterns, now covered in a vivid green moss. The large ring of trees in the garden again feels full of energy, and evokes thoughts of rituals and tales gone by.

The lady keeper of the gate was full of information and really friendly and told us that many of the ruins/stones were used within the town.

I would thoroughly recommend a visit whatever the weather - stunning and rich in history ... and free!
Written August 15, 2020
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johnhouston2
Knaresborough, UK3,918 contributions
Splendid priory ruins in a lovely setting.
Mar 2020 • Couples
It’s a wee while since we visited Guisborough but, as usual, we went for a stroll round the impressive ruins of the priory. The ruins themselves are well worth seeing, and the information boards give a fine idea of what the priory looked like when it was intact. But there is much more to enjoy here, and I’ve always liked the fact that locals almost treat the grounds as a town centre park where mums can chat while their children play on the wide, grassy area.

There are also nice paths to stroll through the small woodland area and the gardens, which are very well maintained. I also like the way that, instead of leaving all the excess pieces of historic masonry in piles, or locked up in some storage facility, they have used them here to create rockeries and attractive designs throughout the grounds. It is very well done indeed and the garden staff and volunteers should be proud of what they have achieved.
Written March 7, 2020
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Linda B
Saltburn-by-the-Sea, UK4 contributions
Christmas music bingo
Dec 2019 • Friends
Absolutely fabulous night, amazing food, good selection of gins, and the bingo was great fun. Staff are brilliant nothing to much.
Written March 6, 2020
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TerryCarol_13
Guisborough, UK20 contributions
Family trip
Aug 2019
Excellent place to take the grandchildren. They can play and learn at the same time. Within easy walking distance to the town
Written March 6, 2020
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pjh1957
Darlington, UK226 contributions
Surprising
Aug 2019 • Couples
With our daughter home from London for the weekend she wanted to enjoy the great outdoors and indulge in her passion for flowers.We had been advised by friends of the ‘pick your own’ garden within the grounds of the priory so set off one Sunday morning armed with buckets and secateurs.The garden itself is only open to visitors on selected weekends so we were lucky with our timing. The young owners of the garden were very accommodating and passionate and trying to promote this ‘hidden gem’ selling seasonal flowers priced by the stem.It was fascinating to be able to walk amongst the ruins of the priory with fabulous views towards the North York Moors. Both tranquil and uplifting.
Written November 30, 2019
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Steve W
1,276 contributions
a day out
Oct 2019
Well a little wet but not to worry we enjoyed walking about a volunteer walked with us and was explaining about the the ruing how it came to be King Henry 8th destroyed allot of these places and explained the history nice walk around the grounds and woods worth a visit all
Written October 25, 2019
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PeterReigate
Otley, UK361 contributions
What a Lovely Find
Oct 2019
A lovely volunteer collared us as we entered the attraction and gave us a one on one explanation of the history and layout of the site. Although English Heritage there is no shop and in fact no entrance fee to non members. It was delightful. The sun was shining through the rain. The grass had been cut.The sunlight on the ruins was perfect for photographs. Do not miss and do linger and absorb the history.
Written October 11, 2019
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Tonyholland233
Norwich, UK327 contributions
Nice place for a short visit.
Oct 2019 • Couples
A friendly lady greeted us at the kiosk when we arrived and gave us a leaflet about the place. We then walked round and with the leaflet and information boards around learned a lot about the place and really enjoyed our visit.
Written October 6, 2019
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