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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Well worth a detour

Odyseus13, Oxford, United Kingdom
This is a small but beautiful little site that is well worth turning off the road for even on a damp drizzly day. It is quiet and unspoilt. The manor house is empty and run down, but it allows for the imagination to build up a picture of what it would have been like when it was in its full glory, as a lovely place to live, beautiful and peaceful. A real treasure. The lady manning the desk was charming and very informative about the site which really helped the visit.

Renovated Church , Hall a work in progress

Phil C, Ellesmere Port, United Kingdom
English Heritage site, nice tucked away little place , car park about 10 mins walk away , beautifully restored chapel and a Manor house that appears to be in the stages of restoration .... would recommend this place

Hidden Gem - Eerie Feeling

vickiebypass, Stamford, Connecticut
Brinkburn Priory is an English Heritage site; car park is at the top of a hill and it’s a nice walk down to the site, along a rushing river. There are no signs or info in the priory or manor hall, so I purchase a guidebook. The priory itself is an empty church – plain, with a Victorian red tile floor, some stained glass windows and a high, arched, wooden ceiling. It was fine but nothing spectacular. However, the adjacent Manor House was like nothing I’ve ever seen before. It’s a combination of architectural styles and renovations over the ages and the family moved out in 1953. Due to extensive dry rot, the interior has been gutted down to the stone and only the ground floor and basement can be visited. It was very eerie walking through the empty, echoing rooms; in some, the wooden window shutters are still there; scraps of wallpaper remain on some walls; ceilings are partially demolished but some plasterwork & fancy moldings still exist; original room doors (minus door knobs) are there and can be pushed open or closed. The grand staircase to the second floor has only a piece of plywood nailed across it but you can look up and see two more floors, partially gutted, gaping holes in the plaster; rough edges of wooden lathe. And, even more amazing to me is that weddings are held in the priory and the receptions (at least the drinks part) are held in the house. They don’t put down any carpet or “pretty it up”. Just imagine that – the bride in a beautiful dress; guests all dressed up; in an empty shell of a house. Sounds like a ghost story. Spent 90 minutes and this unexpected detour was very worthwhile

Family Afternoon out

Louisa-lou9, Northumberland
Went here with children aged 10 and 5. There was 6 of us altogether. It was a sunny day and we took a picnic. Was lovely and peaceful sitting on two benches outside the Priory. Well kept & worth a visit for an hour on the way to or from somewhere. The kids loved exploring the empty house joined on to it.

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.



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