The very extensive remains of a 13th century priory, founded on the site of a retired pirate's hermitage.
Part of it later served as a holiday retreat for the monks of Durham Cathedral. Beautifully sited by the River Wear with delightful riverside walks nearby.
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Durham - DH1 5SH
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