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Mount Grace Priory, House and Gardens

Mount Grace PrioryMount Grace Priory

Set in woodland at the foot of the Cleveland Hills on the north western edge of the North York Moors National Park, Mount Grace Priory, House and Gardens is England's best preserved Carthusian monastery, the perfect place for a relaxing and peaceful day out. 

Wander the ruins and discover how the monks lived 600 years ago in the reconstructed monk’s cell and herb plot. Explore the rooms of the Arts and Crafts manor house and then head out into the gardens. The priory ruins and open grassland have become home to a collection of wildlife. Catch a glimpse of the famous priory stoats which inhabit the passages 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, House and Gardens is perfect for a relaxing and peaceful day out in Yorkshire. 

English Heritage spent much of winter 2017/18 transforming the priory's gardens. Explore the newly planted monk's cell garden, get hands on in the garden with the whole family, and see how celebrity-gardener Chris Beardshaw's planting scheme is starting to establish. The new Orchard Café is now open.

Find our more about Transforming Mount Grace Priory.


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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