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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, Mount Grace Priory, House & 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 is perfect for a relaxing and peaceful day out in Yorkshire. 

Over recent months they've been working to transform the priory. From Good Friday you'll be able to 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 progressing. The new Orchard Café will also be opening soon after.

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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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