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Beautifully placed between the city of York and the town of Malton , the riverside ruins of Kirkham Priory are set in the beautiful Derwent valley near the Yorkshire Wolds.
At this peaceful tourist attraction, learn all about the secret visit of Winston Churchill during the Second World War and unlock the connection between Helmsley Castle and the priory.
A perfect place to stop if on a family day out or if you're walking or cycling in this area of outstanding beauty and discover the story of monk's life or enjoy a picnic by the river in the Augustinian ruins.
The story behind Winston Churchill's secret visit
The Gatehouse, bedecked with the heraldry of the De Roos family
You don’t need to book your ticket in advance, but you will always get the best price and guaranteed entry by booking online ahead of your visit. If you are a Member and wish to book, your ticket is still free. Your booking is for the site only and does not guarantee a car parking space, which may carry an additional charge.