Gisborough Priory

A close up of the top of the arch at Gisborough Priory.
Striking pink, purple and orange tones at sunset fill a cloudy sky above silhouetted Gisborough Priory ruined arch.
Gisborough Priory in the background. Remains of an archway sit in the foreground.

Free Entry

Open 10am-4pm, Wednesday to Sunday, from April until October


Redcar and Cleveland, North Yorkshire TS14 6BX

Before You Go

The ruins of this priory in the Tees valley are dominated by the dramatic skeleton of the 14th century church's east end, an outstanding example of early Gothic architecture.

One of the first Augustinian priories to be built in England, Gisborough was founded by the Bruce family, ancestors of Robert the Bruce, King of Scotland. The canons rebuilt their church no fewer than three times, and what survives gives us a tantalising glimpse of the priory's former riches.

Managed by Gisborough Priory Project.

Before You Go

Opening Times: Open Wednesday to Sunday, 10am - 4pm, from April to October. View details for additional dates.

Parking: The main car park is located 500 metres from the site in Gisborough town centre. A smaller car park for disabled visitors is located 10 metres from the site's gate. Please note there is a charge for both car parks. For coach and minibus parking, please contact Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council.

Access: The majority of the site is wheelchair accessible.

Facilities: There are toilets and places to eat and drink in Gisborough town centre.

Venue Hire: Contact Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council for information about venue hire.

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Plan a Great Day Out

Regarded as the 'gateway to the North York Moors', Gisborough is ideally situated to be paired with a trip to Mount Grace Priory or Whitby Abbey.

Mount Grace Priory is the only Carthusian monastery open to the public in England. Discover for yourself how the monks lived 600 years ago by exploring the reconstructed monk's cell. Mount Grace also boasts a shop selling snacks and cold drinks and is a great place for a picnic!

For more things to sink your teeth into, Whitby Abbey's haunting remains have a packed events programme and the site was once the inspiration for Bram Stoker's Dracula.

The sunrise through the conservatory at Witley Court.

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