Brinkburn Priory

Nr Longframlington
NE65 8AR

+44 01665 570628

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating:TripadvisorBased on 97 reviews
Find within approx miles of Brinkburn Priory


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.


Ticketing and entry prices for Brinkburn Priory

Type Entry for Guide price
per ticket
Concession 1
per ticket
Child 1
per ticket

Family Ticket - £10.10


Car parking available at Brinkburn Priory Historic sites Attraction Car parking available
Dogs / pets allowed at Brinkburn Priory Historic sites Attraction Dogs / pets allowed
Toilet Facilities at Brinkburn Priory Historic sites Attraction Toilet facilities
Indoors at Brinkburn Priory Historic sites Attraction Indoors
Certificate of ExcellenceCertificate of Excellence

Fabulous house, such a pity to leave it in the state it's in

hmb180, Stamford, United Kingdom
The Priory is a sight to see in an amazing setting. But what's more amazing is the most beautiful house situated right behind it. It's criminal to be wasting such a beautiful property, why not restore rather than conserve. Wander round this house and dream of days gone by, Victorian and Georgian splendour at its best.

Very quiet and good value for money

julian H, Norwich, United Kingdom
You have to park at the top of a drive ( free) and walk down, unless disabled but when you get there it is is a delight. Very dog friendly ( can go anywhere) and two main buildings and a crypt which we missed ! but near the river and peaceful, even though it was raging when we went, having just had a two weeks rain in one day. Not bad at £4 each concession rate and is in good condition so you can get out of the rain if need be. Old Franciscan links but no longer active... Heritage site

Pleasant visit

72Mary, Newcastle, United Kingdom
Visited here after driving past so many times and always intended to visit. We took a picnic as it was a sunny and pleasant day, the priory and the monastery are interesting to visit in a picturesque and tranquil spot. If we had not taken the picnic I doubt whether we would have been able to spend more than 40 minutes there. The chemical toilet had the most awful smell.

Amazingly tranquil today with lovely warm weather for May 2017

977katharine17, Northumberland, United Kingdom
Been visiting Brinkburn for many years now just me and my dad still come and enjoy the peaceful surroundings and I play piano music on the organ which is still lovely to hear as it is a rare instrument to find! Although the toilet facilities could be better if you bring your own picnic like we do it is worth spending the day with a book. You have a lovely location by the River Coquet and with birds singing and butterflies flying it is good for us! I usually avoid wedding days Wed/Sat as can be a bit crowded with guests but if you are looking for peace and quiet this is for you, as long as the sun stays out and although the TV show Most Haunted filmed here, we have never seen any ghosts at Brinkburn!

Fascinating Medieval Priory Church and Manor House

TheUKwanderer, Kent, Uk
The site is reached on foot from the car park, down a steep drive with some disabled parking at the bottom of the drive, avoiding the climb. The church is stunning and is a rare example of a monastic priory church surviving fully roofed. The roof and stained glass are not original and date from Victorian times when the church, previously in a ruinous state, was restored by the Cadogan family. There are several graves in the church near to the altar that date from the 15th and 16th century. The Manor House was built on part of the monks' dining hall and several examples of this can be seen, particularly in the undercroft, where the original cooking range can be seen. The ground floor and undercroft are open to the public. The house has been conserved in its semi-dilapidated state, allowing the underlying historical structures to be viewed. The upstairs rooms could not be viewed due to problems with the wooden staircase and flooring. The English Heritage representative on site was unable to indicate whether there were any plans to re-open these rooms although much work has been done to the upstairs floor supports. The river Coquet flows past the site making for some very picturesque riverside views and there is a mill at the far end of the lawn. The site has a small English Heritage ticket office and shop with a selection of biscuits, cakes and ice creams as well as guide books and souvenirs. Toilet facilities are fairly basic but adequate with two chemical toilets situated just behind the ticket office disguised in a small compound. The site is also a wedding venue and although this did not cause any disruption when we were there, it is possible that this could affect access when a ceremony is in progress. Overall, two fascinating buildings that are well worth visiting.



Search for things to do

Search for events

Search for accommodation

Sign up for our newsletter

It's in our nature
Tourist Information Centres in Northumberland
Late availability noticeboard