The Priory site
Lanercost Priory
The Priory site
Lanercost Prioy is set in a beautiful and tranquil site in the valley of the River Irthing, downstream from the Roman fort at Birdoswald (see also) and in the shadow of Hadrian's Wall.

There is much to see and do in Lanercost Priory site and in its vicinity. It is well worth a visit whether you live or are staying in the area, walking Hadrian's Wall, passing through or exploring the region.

On the Priory site

Church The Priory Church, open every day, entrance is free, but donations are very welcome to help our small community maintain this historic building and keep it open and running as a church.
Ruins The Priory ruins, under the guardianship of English Heritage and open to the public.
Dacre Hall The Dacre Hall, part of the original monastic buildings and later the home of the Lanercost branch of the Dacre family, now our village hall. Used for many functions and events, often hosting craft fairs. Contains remaining fragments of some of the finest wallpainting in the North of England.
Garth The Priory garth, the field in front of the church, bounded by the medieval monastery wall and entered by an archway that formed part of the original gatehouse. On the garth you may well find stock grazing, but also the base of the medieval cross (the shaft is now in the church).
Vicarage The vicarage, incorporating a pele tower (not open to the public).
"Lanercost" The buildings of the Abbey Farm, until very recently a working farm. The buildings have been sympathetically renovated and now incorporate accommmodation, including holiday accommodation, a tea-room and restaurant, farm shop, gift shop and gallery, operating under the "Lanercost" banner