Founded in 1135 for canons of the Augustinian order, Brinkburn was restored in the 19th century and now survives in its entirety as Northumberland's finest example of early Gothic architecture.
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Family Ticket - £10.10
PRICES INCLUDE GIFT AID
Car parking available
Excellent to see such a well preserved priory
Eirewolf, Guelph, Canada
A very excellent building. After touring so many ruined priories and abbeys (which are terrific, don't get me wrong), it was extraordinary to tour and view one in such good condition. It really allows you to imagine what the building would have been like in medieval times.
stephen h, Reading, United Kingdom
This is a quiet, unassuming place, small but historically significant as it's one of the few (maybe only) existent priories in the country that's largely still intact. It's in a very scenic location and as some interesting architectural features, such as the Norman tracery around the door. It's a short visit, but well worth the drive to get to it. Highly recommended.
fssutton1, Ithaca, New York
Be prepared for a little walk down a very good driveway. The two buildings are in a very scenic location. The house is very interesting but be prepared for a very basic interior and you can only see the ground and basement floors. Well worth the walk. The Abbey is superb.
BEAUTIFUL BRINKBURY PRIORY
Carol B, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Saturday 26th August 17. My husband and I drove via Longframlington to visit Brinkburn Priory under the care of the English Heritage. The church is all that remains of the priory founded by Augustinian canons in 1135, but restoration in the 19th century has made this one of the best priory buildings in the country. The beautiful church of Brinkburn Priory was home to Augustinian monks and was built in the early English style, and survives as completely re-roofed. It is an amazing building with stupendous stained glass windows that remind one of being in a small cathedral. While we were here there was a wedding in this beautiful church. I managed to get a beautiful photo of the happy couple whilst they were in the church. The adjoining Manor house is derelict ruin, but has traces of the original priory within its walls. It is quite eerie walking around this empty shell of a house with its ornate staircase and plasterwork ceilings, stone kitchen walls and empty range and the arched ballroom windows which look out over the grounds and down to the River Coquet which flows past at the end of the garden. The Manor was so inspiring that I wrote a poem here called ‘The White Lady’, a tale of a ghost left behind and walking forever within the walls of the manor. My husband and I spent an interesting two hours here and again took lots of photographs. This is a very beautiful place and is well worth visiting if you are in the area.
YesMiLady, Leeds, United Kingdom
If you are a classical singer or enjoy classical/church music, have a sing in the church. Such a beautiful building, t resonates the sound wonderfully. Very well conserved and the staff are really lovely and passionate about the site. A quiet, interesting, and beautiful half-hour :)