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Finchale Priory, Durham

Categories: Landmarks, Tourist Spots
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4.5/5 based on 130+ reviews on the web
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  • First saw Finchale Priory in 1968 on a History Field Trip. Coming back in October on a beautiful morning as we headed off on our holiday to Nothumberland brought back it all. Nowadays there is a carav...  read more »
  • Old Abbey, strange located. These ruins of an old Abbey was used most recently as a retreat of the monks of Durham. Now, only remnants are on the grounds of a caravan park. However, the access is possible until 4 o'clock in the afternoon and is worth a visit in any case. On site is a small café - we have not tested this however.
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  • Quiet, peaceful, calm with excellent facilities and wonderfully helpful and friendly staff and owners. Finchale Abbey Appartment, located between Finchale Priory and the River Wear, provides a perfect...  read more »
  • A hidden gem just outside of Durham City. The Priory is a fantastic place to visit on a summer's day. The ruins are great to explore and there is a network of footpaths that run along the river and through nearby woods. The is a reasonably priced cafe, and nearby parking and caravan park.
  • Nice place lovely walks nice cafe free entry car parking a bit expensive
  • Unfortunately we only had one night at this site because we were on route up to Scotland but it is a place that we will return to because it is set in such a marvellous location. We took advantage of the river walk and visited the very impressive Finchale Priory. It’s hard to believe you can park your camper within a few metres of a 14thcentuary building, and the photographs look stunning. The site is immaculate with warm, clean toilet and shower rooms with loads of hot water. Great dishwashing facilities and everything provided. Great value for money.
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