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Abbey, £2.20-£4.10

Lanercost Priory

Lanercost Priory




Standing close to Hadrian's Wall, the Augustinian priory of Lanercost was much involved in the Anglo-Scottish wars. During his last campaign in 1306-7 the mortally sick King Edward I rested here for 6 months before dying at Burgh-by-Sands as he prepared to enter Scotland. The abbey suffered terribly from Scottish raids, being sacked four times. It was finally dissolved by Henry VIII in 1537 but today its beautiful 13thC church remains remarkably well-preserved, standing to its full height; part is now in use as the parish church. See the unique 16thC wallpaintings in the Dacre Hall.

New information now on display. Parish Church not managed by English Heritage.

Coach parties acceptedEnglish Heritage PropertyGift shopPicnic siteAccepts groups

Children welcomeDogs accepted

Opening details

Closed 24-26 December, 31 December and 1 January.


Adult £4.10, concessions £3.70, children £2.50, family tickets (2 adults and 3 children) £10.70, Prices exclude Gift Aid. Group rates available. Free to English Heritage members



See location of Lanercost Priory on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: NY 554638  Lat: 54.96680 Long: -2.69814

A69 to Brampton. Go in to Brampton and follow signs to Lanercost on minor road to north east.

Parking: free


  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • English Heritage PropertyEnglish Heritage Property
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted