The monastery at Jarrow was one of Europe's most influential centres of learning and culture in the 7th century. The remains standing today are from the medieval monastery, but part of the Anglo-Saxon monastery survives today as the chancel of St Paul's Church.
Read more about the history of the monastery.
Before You Go
Parking: Car parking is available at the site. The monastery can be found behind the church.
Access: Limited disabled access. The site contains some slopes and is mostly grassed, but there are some paths.
Exhibition: Finds and information connected with the monastery can be viewed at Jarrow Hall, nearby (not managed by English Heritage, admission charges apply). The neighbouring church boasts features of the monastery throughout the ages, including the 7th century dedication stone. Please see Parish of Jarrow and Simonside website for open times.