Kirkham Priory

Facilities

Facilities at Kirkham Priory

  • Parking

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    Free parking for about 50 vehicles on gravel surface. (Not managed by English Heritage.) Located 100 metres from site. Please be aware that the site can become very busy on summer weekends. Free entry for members of CADW and Historic Scotland (or 50% off in first year). Membership cards must be shown.
  • Food And Drink

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    Ice-cream is sold in the summer.

  • Picnic Area

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    This is a delightful place for a picnic, with many pleasant spots to sit on the grass amongst the ruins, overlooking the river or at one of our picnic tables.
  • Shop

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    Gift shop is located within the reception area. This sells a selection of English Heritage souvenirs and gifts, including books.

  • Toilets

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    Unisex / disabled toilet with baby changing facilities.
  • Exhibition

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    Features include a gatehouse bedecked with heraldry, including that of the De Roos family, Barons of Helmsley Castle; handsome monastic washbasins; and a small display of monastic artefacts.
  • Gardens

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    The priory ruins are picturesquely set in the beautiful Derwent valley. This tranquil site has swathes of grass overlooking the River Derwent and lots of wild life. Steam train enthusiasts can listen to the York-Scarborough trains go they go by on the far side of the river during the summer. There is plenty of space for children to run around and explore. Games of hide and seek and frisbee are our specialities!
  • Family Friendly

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    Baby Changing Facilities

    Unisex / disabled toilet with baby changing facilities.

    Bottle / Food Warming

    No

    Child Sized Portions

    No

    High Chairs

    No

    Play Areas / Adventure Playground

    There is plenty of space for children to run around and explore. Games of hide-and-seek and frisbee are our specialities!!

    Push Chairs Allowed

    Yes

    Sling Loan

    No

    Toy / Dressing Up Box

    No
  • Commercial Photograph And Filming

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    English Heritage welcomes all photographers to our sites and we hope you will share your pictures with us on Flickr and Facebook. We do have some restrictions at certain locations, so if photography is your main reason for visiting, please call the site ahead of your visit to check if any parts of the site are restricted. We are keen to promote the use of our sites to location managers. If you are interested please go to (Filming Locations) for more information and contacts. English Heritage does not permit drone flying from or over sites in our care, except by contractors or partners undertaking flights for a specific purpose, who satisfy stringent CAA criteria, have the correct insurances and permissions, and are operating under controlled conditions.

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