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Brinkburn Priory

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Fascinating architecture and design

Happened upon this English Heritage intact Priory and crumbling Abbey House on the way to Cragside... read more

Reviewed 8 September 2018
Elephantintheroom22
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A hidden gem

Tucked away off the beaten track, this places oozes atmosphere and history. The Priory (church) is... read more

Reviewed 3 September 2018
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Brinkburn Priory is tucked away amongst the woodland, within a picturesque loop of the River Coquet. Lace up your boots and take a scenic ten minute walk from the car park to discover this hidden gem. The 12th-century church of the Augustinian...more
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Longframlington, Rothbury, Northumberland National Park NE65 8AR, England
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Reviewed 8 September 2018 via mobile

Happened upon this English Heritage intact Priory and crumbling Abbey House on the way to Cragside (very near and nice for a dual visit if you have membership to EH and National Trust). They were preparing for a wedding but we were welcomed as the...More

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Brinkburn1130, Manager at Brinkburn Priory, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you Elephantintheroom22 for your lovely review. We think the Priory is a special place and the weddings add that little bit extra. The stained glass windows light the priory up on sunny days, so I am glad you got to see them. We hope...More

Reviewed 3 September 2018

Tucked away off the beaten track, this places oozes atmosphere and history. The Priory (church) is lovely and relitavely unspoilt. The manor house next door is open but in a poor state of repair (funds awaited!). You'll need the guide book. And a very helpful...More

Thank Mikepw
Brinkburn1130, Manager at Brinkburn Priory, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2018

Hello Mikepw Thank you for your review of Brinkburn Priory. We are pleased you enjoyed your visit and we hope to see you again.

Reviewed 2 September 2018

A fascinating and enjoyable visit to Brinkburn Priory and manor house, both steeped in atmosphere and intrigue. The priory, set in charmingly beautiful landscape, is sympathetically lit with subtle organ music playing. Among other treasures to behold, sun streams through jewel-coloured stained glass windows, beautifully...More

Thank JustMandy8
Brinkburn1130, Manager at Brinkburn Priory, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2018

Hello JustMandy8 Thank you for your review and your kind words. We are very pleased you enjoyed your visit to the Priory. It was a pleasure to meet you both and we hope to see you again.

Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

The main reason for our trip to the UK was for a friends wedding which was held here. This place is amazing and such a find. Our friends really had dressed the place to impress but even without this, the history is unbelievable and such...More

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Brinkburn1130, Manager at Brinkburn Priory, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2018

Thank you for your review of the Priory. We feel the Priory is a special place and the weddings make it that extra bit special. We hope you com back and visit us again.

Reviewed 5 August 2018

This seemed like a hidden gem to me, as I was literally the only guest there aside from the staff at the shop. This is a must for history buffs. To see there is the priory itself and the manor house. The priory is gorgeous...More

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Brinkburn1130, Manager at Brinkburn Priory, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2018

Hello Lilyfrancesca8. Thank you for your lovely review of our site. We feel it is a special place, full of mystery and possibility and are happy that you enjoyed your visit. We hope that if you find yourself up this way again you will pop...More

Reviewed 3 August 2018 via mobile

Went here with group of friends and explored the beautiful old priory and adjacent manor house. Nice gardens and games to play (!) with a little shop selling ice creams and drinks which were a welcome relief on a hot summer day. Lots to see,...More

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Brinkburn1130, Manager at Brinkburn Priory, responded to this reviewResponded 4 August 2018

Hello AlcalaGirl2013. Thank you for your lovely review. It was a very hot day yesterday but we are glad you enjoyed your visit here. We hope you visit us again soon.

Reviewed 18 July 2018 via mobile

On holiday near Warkworth we made the journey over to Brinkburn Priory last week. From the car park it is a downhill walk of about 400 yds through trees on a path next to the river Coquette. The lady in the ticket office was really...More

1  Thank Jean C
Reviewed 13 July 2018

Parking is a little way from the Priory; disabled parking is available next to the English Heritage shop by the Priory. The walk down to the Priory above the River Coquet is lovely, with the dappled sunlight..... - probably not so good when its raining!...More

1  Thank Cliff J
Reviewed 9 July 2018

This priory is one of many memorable places in Northumberland and is worth the modest entry fee English Heritage charge. It is free to members by the way. The car park is a couple of hundred yards from the priory and the walk is gently...More

1  Thank KevinTunn
Reviewed 1 July 2018 via mobile

The Priory is a Grade 1 listed building and deservedly so. The adjoining Manor House is a shell but interesting nevertheless. The grounds and setting are beautiful. The lady and gentleman on reception were extremely helpful and friendly. Well worth a visit.

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Jean C
5 July 2018|
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Response from Martin F | Reviewed this property |
Its quite a long walk. My wife has back and knee problems but we, like you, don't have a blue badge. We drove right up to the Priory and spoke to the lady in the office/shop and she let us park. As this is a small... More
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Response from Eirewolf | Reviewed this property |
It's about 10 miles. A 2.5 hour walk, although in wedding clothes, probably best to go for the 20 minute drive.
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