UNLIMITED ACCESS TO OVER 400 HISTORIC PLACES
Live and breathe the story of England at royal castles, historic gardens, forts & defences, world-famous prehistoric sites and many others.
Car park has space for 80 cars and is located 150 metres from the site via a sloping tarmac drive.
Parking charges apply to non-members. Parking free for members.
The Orchard Cafe serves hot meals and lighter options such as soups and sandwiches. We also serve a wide selection of sweet treats, and hot and cold drinks. Children options are available.
You are welcome to bring a picnic to eat in the peaceful orchard and cloister. Selection of picnic benches available on the grass. No BBQs please.
Unfortunately dogs are not allowed on site, with the exception of in the café. Assistant dogs are welcome across the site.
We have 13 acres of newly re-designed Arts and Crafts gardens for you to explore. The formal borders in front of the manor house are designed by Chris Beardshaw. We have an orchard, pasture with mown paths and a lake, and meadow areas too. The garden is a haven for wildlife, including several types of bats, ground nesting birds, and of course the famous priory stoats which were filmed by David Attenborough.
English Heritage welcomes amateur photographers to our sites and we hope you will share your pictures of your visit with us on social media.
If you are looking to use one of our sites for commercial, corporate or professional photography or as a filming location, please contact our filming team as soon as possible to check availability and acquire the relevant permissions and paperwork.
Due to the delicate nature of our sites, 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.