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National Trust - Mount Grace Priory, Northallerton

Categories: Ruins, Tourist Spots
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4.5/5 based on 170 reviews on the web
Mount Grace Priory is the perfect tourist attraction for a relaxing and peaceful day out. Discover how the monks lived 600 years in the reconstructed monk’s cell and herb plot.

The crumbling masonry and open grassland have become home to a collection of wildlife that has taken advantage of what previous owners, including the monks, left behind. The famous priory stoats inhabit the passages under Mount Grace and are possibly the best-known colony of stoats in Yorkshire and even the British Isles.
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  • What a hidden gem. Lovely terraced gardens, arts and crafts movement Manor House which is kept superbly. Even on a rainy day the Priory is worth a look at. In the autumn the red icy around the house j...  read more »
  • Visited the priory after several recommendations by English Heritage staff. Situated just off the A19 close to Northallerton. Beautiful manor house and priory ruins with history of the priory and mano...  read more »
  • Not to be missed! The reconstructed monk's cell is so interesting, and the 15th Century guest house is enchanting. Late afternoon light makes it magical. 
  • A fascinating look at a slightly different layout of a monastery from others such as Fountains Abbey. The Carthusian order did things slightly differenly and each monk lived in their own self-contained house with garden. It's very interesting to see how they lived and one of the houses has been restored so you can see the rooms and how they lived and worked. There's plenty of information in several rooms of the house and the gardens are worth a stroll around.
  • Wonderful tranquil place everyone was helpful and happy nice to see families enjoying the facilities
  • A rare reconstructed Carthusian priory, one cell rebuilt fully to show the separation of prayer and physical work within the monk's apartment. Unlike most monks Carthusians did, and still do, live separately, and only met once daily for prayers, and for one hour socially each week. They ate alone, and you can see the zigzag compartment in the wall, which prevented them even from seeing the hand of the monk who delivered their meals. Fascinating! Can be visited during a day of North Yorkshire monasteries from various Orders: I recommend alongside Kirkby, Rievaulx, Oldby, and Guisborough.
  • Beautiful day out
  • Excellent place to visit, though make it a summer's day.
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