St Paul's Monastery, Jarrow

The exterior of St Paul's Monastery, Jarrow.
The church tower of St Paul's Monastery through an opening in a ruined wall.

Free Entry

The ruins are open any reasonable time during daylight hours


Church Bank, Jarrow, Tyne and Wear, NE32 3DY

Before You Go

The monastery at Jarrow was one of Europe's most influential centres of learning and culture in the 7th century. The remains standing today are from the medieval monastery, but part of the Anglo-Saxon monastery survives today as the chancel of St Paul's Church.

Read more about the history of the monastery.

Before You Go

Parking: Car parking is available at the site. The monastery can be found behind the church.

Access: Limited disabled access. The site contains some slopes and is mostly grassed, but there are some paths.

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Plan a Great Day Out

Make the most of your day out with a trip to Tynemouth Priory and Castle. The site boasts an interactive 'Life in the Stronghold' exhibition and offers fantastic views over the River Tyne and North Sea.

Hylton Castle and Benwell Roman Temple are also nearby.


The sunrise through the conservatory at Witley Court.

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