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
Car Parking: Please park in Mattersey village as there is vehicle access to the Abbey.
Access: Access is by permission of the landowner. No vehicle access. Please park in the village and then walk or cycle 3/4 mile down Abbey Road (bridleway). Access is through a field with a stile and there may be animals grazing.
Facilities: There are no facilites at the Abbey.
Plan a Great Day OutJust 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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