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Coldingham Priory, Coldingham

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Visit Coldingham Priory, an ancient Christian site that once served as a Benedictine monastery, but today is mostly in ruins. Founded during the reign of David I in 1139, the priory was largely destroyed by Oliver Cromwell in 1648. Nonetheless, the choir has remained and serves as Coldingham's parish church--the only major medieval church in the area to continue active use. Visit the site to view the existing outer walls and archway, where some information boards give you more information and history. Take some time to explore the garden around the church, which grows plants for medicinal, culinary, and aromatic purposes. Plan to visit Coldingham Priory and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Coldingham attractions using our Coldingham vacation planner.
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  • Spent half an hour wandering around the priory. There is so much history documented here that its difficult to take it all in. Just wish we had longer to spend there. Certainly worth a visit. 
  • Throughly enjoyed walking round the priory, very freindly people we were even invited to an event they had going on. Lovely 
  • Came here after a meal at the local pub and not knowing how much was left we decided to take a closer look - a good choice. The pavement slabs have many welcoming and restful phrases carved on them, t...  more »