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Norton Priory Museum and Gardens, Runcorn
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We visited Norton priory today for the quince and apple event and had a fantastic time. The boys were thoroughly entertained taking part in willow weaving and potter's wheel activities. The participan... read more »
Living in Warrington, I couldn't believe that this place was so close by and yet we'd never been before! Recently reopened with a new museum/ visitors centre, there are lots of activities to keep the ... read more »
Had a fantastic day here, we started off by being greeted by a lovely lady who explained your best route round if interested in learning about the history before visiting the ruins so we started off u... read more »
I have never been here unfortunately yet, but would love to visit it. I am fascinated by its history. I know I would love the place, when I do get round to going.
We went here for the Easter activities day. My family and I really enjoyed it and the staff couldn't help enough. A great day had by all.
The gardens are a sanctuary, a place to escape for an afternoon in the spring, summer and autumn with a good book. The events held throughout the year are amazing. Well worth a visit. Find out about the free family pass for local people. There are Castle tours on selected dates. I made a visit to Lanercost Priory in Cumbria to get an idea of how Norton would have looked studying monastic sites for general interest. The survival of the undercroft and the St Christopher is incredible. The Brooke family history at Norton is fascinating. I did some follow up research at Halton Library regarding the legal battles with local Chemical works as the estate was damaged by Alkali vapours. It was all kicking off in the 1870's.
Had a great impromptu day out here only went for a wander around the grounds, but when we arrived the first thing i saw in the reception was a water bowl for dogs, so we asked where we could take our pooch and where told he could go everywhere, except the walled garden, fantastic day out lots of shade near the walled garden so we left our dog in the car while we did this bit. Well worth a visit!!
Love this place, a great day out for the family or anyone interested in historic places. Fantastic on a sunny day to wander round the gardens imagining how it must have been to live in such a beautiful place.
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