Brinkburn Priory

Nr Longframlington
NE65 8AR

+44 01665 570628

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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


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An absolutely fascinating site, set in tranquil and beautiful countryside

GillyPNorthEastCoast, North East Coast
We popped in, as EH members, hoping for a cup of tea and piece of cake on our way back from a lovely walk in the Cheviots. We find Rothbury too overcrowded for a quiet and peaceful stopover. No actual tea rooms but a shop selling hot drinks out of a machine, perfectly adequate for what we wanted, cold drinks, biscuits, ice creams and sweets so we bought what we wanted and sat in the peaceful grounds to enjoy them. The kind and enthusiastic guide explained a bit about the history, the priory and manor house. On a previous visit the manor house had not been sufficiently restored to be open to the public. It's absolutely fascinating, ground floor and basement.The first manor house after the Dissolution incorporated the cloister walls, and the second wing was designed by John Dobson, so very worth having a good look. The guide book, £3, is invaluable, especially as there is no signage on site -what happened to all the Min of Works useful signs?!. The priory itself is a haunting, lovely space with 19th century stained glass, and a famous sort of organ, and there are enough of the ruins to see Chapter House, dormitory etc. The grounds are lovely, with a sort of "folly tunnel", beautiful views of the property and river Coquet, and a few garden games, quoits etc set out for children. I believe there are summer Sunday music events and a festival, and the place is open Weds through to Sun incl. Stiffish 400 yard(metre?) walk down track from car park(and back again), but parking for those with poor mobility on site. Accessible by Morpeth(or it might be Alnwick) to Thropton bus, I think. Not too expensive for non EH members eg £4 for concessions but the annual pass or Overseas pass are so well worth it. Just beware that the property next door does holiday lets and is a wedding venue so, on wedding days, you might encounter rather more people than you hoped to.


Wow!! What a beautiful place. Never new it was here let alone a fantastic wedding venue shame I'm already married (ha) This venue is English heritage so a small fee to get in but will easily spend an hour or so here.

Lovely place to look round

nmaidwell123, Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
The church is lovely with lots of stunning stained glass windows. The organ is beautiful and in great condition. A well preserved church that is beautiful inside and outside, The grounds are well kept and lots of wildlife to see form king fishers to red squirrels if you are lucky enough.

Peaceful and beautiful

Tallis, Northumberland
Slightly off the beaten track, we visited here on a beautiful warm sunny day and it was perfect. It never fails to refresh and uplift - the tranquility and beauty of the setting, the grounds and the priory. To sit for a while in the warm sunshine with only another two or three visitors in the entire site is wonderful. The house and priory are another example of monks choosing the best sites to live and worship. Children of all ages enjoy exploring and can roly poly down the hill. We visit here regularly and see something new each time.

Tranquility, atmosphere and majesty

Ross M,
Incredibly atmospheric and inspiring and tranquil, tucked away in a small oasis by the river coquet. This little gem is situated off the lower Rothbury Road which in itself is off the Coldstream Road (A697). Not sure young children would appreciate what's on offer, but to anyone who wishes to put the 21st century to one side for short while it's a must visit. The history of the site is also fascinating



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