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Mount Grace Priory

Mount Grace PrioryMount Grace Priory

Set in woodlands at the foot of the Cleveland Hills on the north western edge of the North York Moors, Mount Grace Priory is England's best preserved Carthusian monastery.

Virtually hermits, discover how the Carthusian monks lived 600 years ago in the reconstructed monk's cell and herb plot.

Don't miss the newly opened attics of the Manor House providing a great vantage point to view the priory ruins and gardens.

The crumbling masonry and open grassland have also become home to a collection of wildlife. Catch a glimpse of the famous priory stoats which inhabit the passages under Mount Grace and are probably the best-known colony in Britain.

Owned by the National Trust, it is run and maintained by English Heritage, with free entry for members of either organisation. Mount Grace Priory is perfect for a relaxing and peaceful day out in Yorkshire.


Ramp into the Manor house and to the Priory grounds. Only the cell’s ground floor and monastic herb garden to rear (one step) are accessible without going through narrow doors. Portable loop available from admission desk. Accessible toilets and disabled parking available.

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