The remains, mainly the 13th-century refectory and kitchen, of a small monastery for just six Gilbertine canons - the only wholly English monastic order.
Before You Go
Parking: Please park in Mattersey village as there is vehicle access to the priory.
Access: There is no vehicle access to the site so please park in the village and then walk or cycle a mile down Abbey Road (bridleway). Access from the top of Abbey Road to the priory is through a privately-owned field and by permission of the landowner. Entry into the field is via a stile and there may be animals grazing in it.
Facilities: There are no facilites at the priory.
Dogs: No dogs allowed.
Plan a Great Day Out
Just 10 miles to the east of Mattersey Priory is Gainsborough Old Hall, one of the best-preserved medieval manor houses in England. Gainsborough Old Hall has a café selling delicious hot and cold food and refreshments, toilet facilities and a gift shop.
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