Mount Grace Priory was built in 1398 for the Carthusian monks (a silent order). The Priory was dissolved by Henry VIII and a manor house was built around its ruins. In the 20th century it became an Arts and Crafts style county house. Today the house, priory ruins and gardens are open to visitors.


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Founded: Middle Ages
Category: Religious sites in United Kingdom


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Katarzyna Tabero (3 months ago)
What an amazing day we've had at Mount Grace Priory. The site is absolutely stunning. The house, monk's cell and the ruins with an orchard to the back and stunning gardens to the front of the site. Beautiful views all the way round. You wouldn't believe such an amazing, relaxing place is hiding away just 1 minute of A19 I was shocked. The whole site is safe for children of all ages. Lovely day out and extremely nice staff and if you're an English heritage member the parking on site is free. We've arrived just after 10am and the car park was almost empty when we were leaving after 1pm it was very full so if you can pick any time to visit I'd recommend going in the morning rather than later.
Chris Hobbs (3 months ago)
Lovely place to visit if you are in the area. Take a picnic and sit in the grounds while the kids run around and explore the ruins. Cafe has indoor and outdoor seating area. Dog friendly but you cant take them in the main house or the recreation of the Monks House. Nice ponds and garden to walk around English Heritage members get in for free.
Sarah Scott (4 months ago)
Such a beautiful spot just off A19 Super friendly and knowledgeable staff made our visit a very pleasant one. Set in the foot of the Cleveland hills it's spectacular on a warm summers day. Great tea room with lots of choices and delicious food.We also came away with some plants and a garden ornament. Would recommend, also there is a 10% discount for membership holders in the gift shop and tea room.
kevin mills (5 months ago)
Great EH place . Not a huge amount of car parking as I found out. There is a cafe , shop and toilets on site. The priory and ruins are great but the gardens tip this over into being exceptional. We'll worth a visit
Ross Malickis (9 months ago)
Mount Grace is a part of English Heritage. It is a really nice place to visit. The history of the priory is really interesting. It tells you about the monks that use to live there. When at first I was told about the cells, I was surprised after I saw houses that were called cells, they were huge. The ruins are worth seeing. When you are there ask about old grave yard where monks use to be buried, you don’t want to walk over their graves. If you are visiting when it is raining, don’t forget to take wellies with you as you will get muddy. Lovely place to visit with nice little garden. There is also a small restaurant on site where you can have a snack.
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