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Finchale Priory, Durham

(4.4/5 based on 140+ reviews on the web)
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  • Came here in the summer as although I have lived in the area for over a decade never actually been. It is exactly as you expect it to be, ruins of a priory that was once extremely sacred to the area w...  more »
  • Finchale Priory used to be the rest and recuperation place for the monks of Durham Cathedral. Alongside the River Wear about two miles northeast of Durham, it is now a picturesque ruin in a glorious s...  more »
  • I often visit Finchale as it is a great place to go for a walk with the dog. The priory ruins are set in a very scenic location next to the river, with woods on the opposite river bank. There are mile...  more »
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  • I love this place. Nature - the river, forest, rocks and historical architecture. Nice place for the family day
  • Stunning just stunning. A must to visit . Fantastic scenic walks along the river, lots of wildlife, a quaint coffee shop and a true hidden gem
  • 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.
  • Beautiful abbey with stunning scenery. Ample parking and little on site shop. Be aware it is a pay upon exit attraction.
  • Beautiful ruins of the abbey with many rooms to look in and great woodland walk.