Coldingham Priory

Coldingham Priory

Coldingham Priory
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Coldingham Priory, located at the centre of Coldingham, date back over 1000 years. Records go back to 647 AD and there is evidence of earlier settlement. The Priory remains in use today as a place of worship. Nearby, the Coldingham Luckenbooth, houses the Priory Interpretation Centre, giving detaild information on Priory History along with more about the historic conservation village itself. The Luckenbooth is open almost every day of the week and the Priory opens for public viewing during the holiday season. The grounds and gardens are open all year round and admission is free.
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Sue G
Accrington, UK319 contributions
A Beautiful Priory
Oct 2020 • Couples
The building is beautiful, currently having some work done on the outside as there is some scaffolding. The remains of the older priory can be seen in what is now a peaceful garden with a lovely stone seating area. Unfortunately due to Covid the Priory was closed but it is still worth a visit. There are some commonwealth graves in the graveyard. There is an information board at the gates giving the history of the priory.
Written October 13, 2020
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Julie T
Sunderland, UK38 contributions
Peaceful
Aug 2020 • Solo
I love churches, ruins anything like this and although there's not a lot left of the Norman church, the garden is such a lovely peaceful place to sit on a summer late afternoon, do have a walk around, it's soothing for the soul.
Written August 21, 2020
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LizM2
Clydebank, UK815 contributions
Calm Reflection.
Sep 2019 • Couples
Coldingham Priory and the Parish Church of Coldingham & St Abbs is also the site of Commonwealth War Graves and contains information boards with historical information around the graveyard and ruins. We enjoyed a calm and peaceful stroll.
Written September 28, 2019
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Dennis C
North Shields, UK38 contributions
Under going renevation
Aug 2019
The main body of the priory is used for mass on a Sunday, with the remains of the priory outlines shown by markers.
Written August 31, 2019
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justmeYorkshire
Bury St. Edmunds, UK154 contributions
A piece of history but an up to date place of worship.
Jun 2019 • Couples
Not much left of the ruins of the old priory but part of it is now the parish church. It was open for prayer the day we visited, so we were able to sit quietly inside with local people and take in the atmosphere. This church has been very tastefully furnished and equipped for use by today’s worshippers, with excellent facilities which enhance the building.
Written July 12, 2019
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BillHarvey
Edinburgh, UK134 contributions
An interesting piece of Scottish history.
May 2019
Parts of the former priory are now re-used as a church, which is surrounded by an old and picturesque graveyard and some very interesting old stonework. An enjoyable side trip as part of a longer day out to Siccar Point and Eyemouth. And we had a nice roast beef dinner in The New Inn, a local pub in Coldingham, which is sadly not listed on Tripadvisor.
Written May 26, 2019
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weelyns
North Berwick, UK66 contributions
Fascinating little place
May 2019 • Solo
I loved walking around the grounds, learning about the history of the priory and the monks. I was very lucky to have a look inside the church and hear all about the history from a lovely man who looks after the church. Well worth a visit
Written May 22, 2019
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Mark A
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK509 contributions
'Love to walk around this place'
Mar 2019 • Solo
I am lucky to have the opportunity to stay nearby at Scoutscroft caravan park and whenever I get the chance I love to come here and just walk around this beautiful Priory. Its really well kept and the history on display is fascinating. Its a little sad to see the amount of headstones that have fallen over and some of them are fenced off due to risk of falling on to someone. Give this place a visit if you are in the area you won't be disappointed.
Written March 22, 2019
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Bibcay
Gateshead, UK3,415 contributions
Nice
Mar 2019
This is a very good priory. It has one bell. This priory has a graveyard too. I highly recommend this place.
Written March 6, 2019
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AdrianH1967
Derby, UK439 contributions
Historic place well worth a look
Dec 2018 • Couples
There has been a church here since 660AD and there is so much of the ruined Priory left it is well worth a visit on the way to the beach.
Written December 30, 2018
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