You now need to book timed-tickets in advance to visit Lanercost Priory. We have introduced limits on visitor numbers to help keep everyone safe, and you won’t be able to visit without your booking confirmation. If you’re a Member, your ticket will be free, but you still need to book in advance.
You can only book for visits until 16 May. Tickets for visits after this date will go on sale as soon as we have more details of our opening arrangements. We’ll update this page when we have more information to share.Book your visit
Mobility / Older Visitors
Accessible ToiletsAdult Changing AreaHandrailsEasy-use CutleryAssistance Dogs WelcomeWheelchair LoanSite FoldersDog Bowl and ToiletingThere is a dog bowl filled with water next to the entrance.Wheelchair AccessWe have portable ramps to access the site (there is a step up from the shop to the site), but this only allows access to part of the site due to steps and uneven surfaces.Entrance / Set DownNoDisabled ParkingNo separately allocated disabled parking spaces.OnSite TransportNoStairsSeveral flights of three or four stairs. No other way round and several raised steps in doorways. One longer staircase to boiler room (not accessible to public).Lift AccessNoSeating And RestpointsTwo benches, one near the entrance and the other at the far end of the site.Pathways Surface And GradientspathsSurfaceGradients
Blind / Visually Impaired
Accessible ToiletsHandrailsAssistance Dogs WelcomeBraille GuidesBraille SignageTorchesSensory ExperiencesNo special plants on-site, although being in the country there is birdsong, sheep bleating etc.Dog Bowl and ToiletingThere is a dog bowl filled with water next to the entrance.Handling ObjectsNoAudio ToursNoSite ToursNoTactile ModelsNoAreas Of Low LightingThere is an undercroft, which it has access to natural light. A passageway leading off is somewhat darker.Colour ContrastsNoLarge PrintNo
Deaf / Hard of Hearing
Assistance Dogs WelcomeVibrating Fire AlarmsTour TranscriptsFilm SubtitlesBSL ToursAudio Installation TranscriptsDog Bowl and ToiletingThere is a dog bowl filled with water next to the entrance.Induction LoopsNo
Accessible ToiletsAdult Changing AreaEasy-use CutlerySensory ExperiencesNo special plants on-site, although being in the country there is birdsong, sheep bleating etc.Handling ObjectsNoEasy Read MaterialNoLarge Print MaterialNo
Culinary / Dietary
Easy-use CutleryBottle / Food WarmingHigh Chairs
Health And Safety
Deep WaterNone on siteTrip HazardWe have historic steps, low ruined walls (though not hidden), uneven grass surfaces and sometimes the rabbits like to dig up part of the grounds.Sheer DropOnly drop is down longer staircase to boiler room. It has railings round the top.Slip HazardFlagstones in transepts can become very slippery when wet, as can the stonework around the site.Steep SlopeOne small bank.Steep StairsSpiral staircase to upper level not open to public.Beware Of TrafficTraffic in the car parksUneven GroundThe grassed surface of the site is uneven, protruding stonework can constitute a trip hazard.