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Brinkburn Priory

Longframlington, Rothbury, Northumberland National Park NE65 8AR, England
+44 870 333 1181
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Fabulous house, such a pity to leave it in the state it's in

The Priory is a sight to see in an amazing setting. But what's more amazing is the most beautiful... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Stamford, United Kingdom
Very quiet and good value for money

You have to park at the top of a drive ( free) and walk down, unless disabled but when you get... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
julian H
Norwich, United Kingdom
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The beautiful 12th century church of the Augustinian priory of Brinkburn survives completely roofed and restored. Picturesquely set by a bend in the River Coquet, it is reached by a scenic ten minute walk from the car park. Parts of the monastic buildings are incorporated into the elegant adjacent manor house. Brinkburn Priory's doors will be open to visitors from Wednesdays to Sundays and Bank Holidays from the 1 April - 30 September 2014. Don't Miss Scenic views of the river Coquet The wonderfully restored 12th century church The beautiful grounds and elegant manor house
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Longframlington, Rothbury, Northumberland National Park NE65 8AR, England
+44 870 333 1181
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Reviewed 3 days ago

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...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 !...More

Thank julian H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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...More

Thank 72Mary
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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...More

Thank 977katharine17
Reviewed 18 May 2017

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...More

Thank TheUKwanderer
Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

Hubby and I thoroughly enjoyed today's visit in the May sunshine. The priory is small and beautifully formed in a stunning riverside setting. An hour is sufficient time to enjoy your visit, there are benches and grassy areas so take a picnic and enjoy.

Thank saddwd
Reviewed 7 May 2017

Coming under the care of English Heritage, Brinkburn Priory is a delightful place situated down a quiet lane next to a river. After parking you continue down a lovely pathway for 400 yards and then you see the delightful Priory appear through the trees. The...More

Thank johnhouston2
Reviewed 19 April 2017

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...More

1  Thank GillyPNorthEastCoast
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

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.

Thank Sanderso1
Reviewed 15 April 2017

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...More

Thank nmaidwell123
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Kathleen A
Hi - is there accommodations in the grounds or nearby?
14 August 2016|
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Response from B799ISmf | Property representative |
you can find holiday accommodation at brinkburnnorthumberland
Carol B
How much is the entrance fee?
3 July 2016|
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Response from Donald K | Reviewed this property |
We're members of English Heritage (I suspect like Elaine), so didn't look at the prices. When visiting Northumberland, there are so may great places where that membership gets you free entry - Warkworth (best castle in the... More