Lanercost Priory

Group visits to Lanercost Priory

Take a break at Lanercost Priory. The tranquil setting of this Augustinian priory belies its troubled history. Close to Hadrian’s Wall, it suffered frequent attacks during Anglo-Scottish wars, once by Robert Bruce himself. King Edward I rested here in 1306-07 shortly before he died. However, there’s plenty left for groups to see. The vaulted undercroft of the refectory is well preserved, complete with mason’s marks and the church’s transept still stands to its full impressive height. Stop off at the tearoom, shop and visitor information centre, where you can plan your Hadrian's Wall adventure over a cup of tea or indeed lunch.

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Group Discount

We offer a 15% discount (10% for Stonehenge) for travel trade and organised groups of 11 or more paying visitors when payment is made in a single transaction.
Per group you also receive:

  • free entry for one tour leader
  • free entry for one coach driver

The tour leader, coach driver and any English Heritage members do not count towards the group totals.

Booking information

Trade admission prices and opening times:

Please refer to our Trade Admission Prices & Site Opening Times brochure for pricing and opening times information at our top sites for groups. 

Making a booking:

Contact information for making your group booking can be found in the Visit & Contact Information section below.

Please include the property name and date of visit in the subject line of your email along with the following information:

  • Group name
  • Name of property
  • Tour reference/booking reference (if applicable)
  • Date and time of arrival
  • Number of visitors

Payment method:

Payment can be made on arrival by: cash, credit/debit card, cheque (made payable to The English Heritage Trust), Agency Voucher Scheme (AVS).

Visit & Contact information

  • Coach parking: Free parking for one coach only.
  • Catering: Lanercost tearoom and farm shop is open every day except 25 and 26 Dec. Tel: 016977 41267 (not managed by English Heritage). Birdoswald Roman Fort's Tearoom, managed by English Heritage, is approximately 4 miles away.
  • Exhibition: Information panels tell you about the priory and its later conversion into a Manor House.
  • Access: We 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.
  • Average length of visit: 1 hour.

Address: Lanercost, Nr Brampton, Cumbria, CA8 2HQ

Email: bookings@english-heritage.org.uk (group bookings team)

Telephone: Lanercost Priory: 01697 73030 (general enquiries only)

Group Travel Support

Further support and useful resources available to group travel organisers can be found on our dedicated Group Visits webpages.

For educational groups, please visit our School Visits webpages.

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