Gisborough Priory

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Address: Priory Grounds, Church St, Guisborough
Postcode: TS14 6HG
Age Group: All Ages
Kids Activity: Outdoors
Telephone: 0370 333 1181
Website: Click Here

The ruins of this priory in the Tees valley are dominated by the dramatic skeleton of the 14th century church's east end, an outstanding example of early Gothic architecture.

One of the first Augustinian priories to be built in England, Gisborough was founded by the Bruce family, ancestors of Robert the Bruce, King of Scotland.
The canons rebuilt their church no fewer than three times, and what survives gives us a tantalising glimpse of the priory's former riches.

Managed by Gisborough Priory Project.

Before You Go

Opening Times: Open Wednesday - Sunday, 10am - 4pm, between 1 March and 29 October 2017.

Parking: Gisborough's main car park is 500 metres from the priory. A smaller car park for disabled visitors is 10 metres from the site's gate.
There is a charge for both car parks. A parking disc scheme allows two hours' free parking on Westgate - discs are available from shops and the library.
For coach and minibus parking, please contact Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council.

How to Find it: Gisborough Priory is at the east end of Westgate, the town's main street, beside St Nicholas Church.

Access: Limited accessibility for wheelchairs.

Facilities: There are plenty of places to eat and drink on Westage and around Gisborough. Public toilets are available on Northgate, or in Rectory Lane. Both are around a five minute walk from the priory.

Venue Hire: Contact gisboroughprioryproject@gmail.com for information about venue hire.

Dogs: Dogs on leads are welcome.


Plan a Great Day Out

Regarded as the 'gateway to the North York Moors', Gisborough is ideally situated to be paired with a trip to Mount Grace Priory or Whitby Abbey.

Mount Grace Priory is the only Carthusian monastery open to the public in England. Discover for yourself how the monks lived 600 years ago by exploring the reconstructed monk's cell.
Mount Grace also boasts a shop selling snacks and cold drinks and is a great place for a picnic.

Whitby Abbey's haunting remains have a packed events programme and can be found just over 20 miles away. The site was once the inspiration for Bram Stoker's Dracula and today there's still plenty to sink your teeth into.


Opening Times

    1 April - 31 October 2017
    Monday    Closed
    Tuesday    Closed
    Wednesday    10:00 - 16:00
    Thursday    10:00 - 16:00
    Friday    10:00 - 16:00
    Saturday    10:00 - 16:00
    Sunday    10:00 - 16:00
    Notes

    Please check Gisborough Priory Project website for additional open days and other information.

    Holiday opening times for this period
    Good Friday
    14 Apr 2017    10:00 - 16:00
    Easter Sunday
    16 Apr 2017    10:00 - 16:00
    Easter Monday
    17 Apr 2017    10:00 - 16:00
    Early May Bank Holiday
    1 May 2017    10:00 - 16:00
    Spring Bank Holiday
    29 May 2017    10:00 - 16:00
    Summer Bank Holiday
    28 Aug 2017    10:00 - 16:00

    1 November 2017 - 28 February 2018

    1 March - 29 March 2018

30 March 2018 onwards

Opening times will be available nearer the time