Abbey, next open Sat 25 Feb - Fri 31 Mar 2017, £2.20-£4.10
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.
|Season Dates||Opening Hours|
|Sat 25 Feb - Fri 31 Mar 2017||Sat - Sun 10:00 to 16:00|
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
- Coach parties accepted
- English Heritage Property
- Gift shop
- Picnic site
- Accepts groups
- Children welcome
- Dogs accepted