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
PRICES INCLUDE GIFT AID
Car parking available
Suzanne J, County Durham, United Kingdom
Brinkburn Priory was a beautiful setting for the wedding. The grounds were not only beautiful for the photographs but also to visit. On the grounds of the priory there are also cottages to let, which are lovely. The whole day was quite wonderful.
Fascinating architecture and design
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 property stays open to the public during events the guide said and we were put at ease to still have a look around. The stained glass in the Priory is beautiful, the house well worth a look as those preserving it have managed to show the layers of structure, it would be beautiful to restore but you’d probably need to be a billionaire! Look out for where an enterprising bird has made a nest, for the lacy metalwork of the bell sculpture and the old tiled range. We really enjoyed our visit.
A hidden gem
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 lady in the ticket office
Thank you, English Heritage!
JustMandy8, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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 mottling the walls and floor. The manor house has a richness of places to explore - the basement especially captures the imagination. Listen carefully - can you hear yesteryear voices echoing in the vaulted cells? Our day was perfectly complimented talking to the personable Site Manager Juliet Phipps. Her pride and passion for English Heritage (the Priory in particular) is obvious. She delightfully breathes life into history.
christuffnelly, San Francisco, California
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 a beautiful place. So glad that we got the chance to see this building.