Brinkburn Priory, Rothbury

4.5
Architectural Building · Hidden Gem · Historic Site
Brinkburn Priory was a medieval monastery built on a bend of the River Coquet, some 4 miles (6 km) east of Rothbury, Northumberland, England. Little survives of the structures erected by the monks apart from the Priory Church, which is a grade I listed building in the care of English Heritage.
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  • Lovely location with short walk to the Priory. I loved the old built into the ‘new’ manor house. The stained glass windows were a joy despite it being a dull day. Look for the sun stained glass...  more »
  • This place is a hidden gem. You park about 400m away and walk down to the priory. This only adds to the atmosphere. As you walk down, you can see trees that have grown through the stones in the...  more »
  • This Priory site is well worth seeing for its beautiful architecture and tranquility of its location. It does not take long to see and appreciate the buildings but one can wander in the grounds and...  more »
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  • Glorious building in a lovely setting. I long to restore the house to its former glory! On the Bank Holiday there was an organ recital with a small choir, very satisfying to hear the organ reverberate around the nave.
  • Beautiful buildings in a lovely tranquil setting. The church was dressed for an imminent wedding and the sun was shining through stunning stained glass windows. The majestic manor house was an unexpected bonus
  • We loved this place! Definitely worth a visit. The location is absolutely stunning by the river. And we were lucky enough to get married here....in one of the hidden gems of Northumberland
  • Lovely place to visit for everyone. A good 5-10 min walk from car park to entrance to site. A full working priory still used for religious and also wedding ceremonies and nearby Manor house in a state of disrepair!
  • Not one of the most well known English Heritage properties but we'll worth a visit. Set slightly of the beaten track in lovely surroundings. A two building visit with a marvellous church & the manor house which is slowly getting refurbished,the size of which is misleading. Car park at top of a slight incline & road a little rough. Disable parking available at bottom of hill near ticket office.

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