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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Matti Walker (15 months ago)
My little boy loved finding butterflies with the bug catching tools they provided! The priory is s really interesting place with a lot of history!
B Hepworth (15 months ago)
Wonderful place to spend a peaceful day out. Staff are very friendly and helpful. Nice new tea room and a beautiful setting for the house and priory. The gardens and pond were stunning. Very enjoyable visit! We'll be returning again.
annf williams (15 months ago)
Lovely old house, first impression was that it would make a beautiful watercolour ( I'm quite arty
Sean J Connolly (15 months ago)
Lovely hidden gem, English Heritage do an amazing job of looking after this place. We are actually National Trust members but you can get in at no cost for being an NT member. You get to see what life was like for these monks and when they say they spent their days living in solitude in a thing called a cell, its not anywhere near as bad as you think. Pay a visit and check it out. One thing to remember is parking is £1 and that goes both for English Heritage and NT members alike.
Leigh Edmondson (15 months ago)
We love Mount Grace Priory! It's perfect for curious kids who want to explore all the nooks and crannies. Lovely gardens, activities for the kids and a good coffee shop.
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