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A bit out of the way but well worth the visit , a very nice morning out ,large ruins next to the river Wear with pleasant walks along the banks. Shop , café and wc on site , parking £3.00 for all day.
This is a lovely place, like a mini Fountains Abbey although maybe slightly more intact. It would have been great for explanations of the rooms but there was signs saying what things were. A guided tour would be really interesting. The grounds, river and walks...More
This is a beautiful place for a picnic. Plenty of green space whilst having the grounds to explore. Next to the river with a nice walk alongside the banks, makes for a nice day in the sun. Would be better if the priory had more...More
We had a good day out, walking around the ruins, a picnic in the grounds overlooking the river and a walk in the woods. Toilets clean. Small shop/cafe with drinks and ice lollies etc. £3 parking with barrier access.
The Priory has the most beautiful and peaceful setting we have just spent a relaxing 3 hours there would have stayed longer if we had planned our visit better. We will definitely return. We enjoyed a coffee and tea at the cafe the only downside...More
We stayed on a motor home pitch at this wonderful site. The site is in a stunning location next to the Abbey and the river with nice walks and scenery. The site is very clean and tidy and the hosts very friendly. Lots of day...More
We stayed on the caravan site here and had a good wander around . The location is amazing. The priory is awesome to walk around, there could be a bit more information about what your seeing and walking around. Tea shop there is nice and...More
Finchale Priory is 'on our doorstep' yet we hadn't visited in years until we chanced a visit in May and had such a lovely time we returned a few days later with all of the family. It is such a beautiful, tranquil and unspoilt place....More
Love this place, especially being local, but as with most English Heritage sites, find lacking in facts and info.
More info points around the site would be great to understand the functions and visualise how the priory used to be and the fate of what...More