Lanercost Priory is open for you to visit. You now need to book your timed tickets in advance. English Heritage have introduced limits on visitor numbers to help keep everyone safe, and you won’t be able to visit without your booking confirmation. If you’re a Member for English Heritage, your ticket will be free, but you still need to book in advance. There are other new steps in place to ensure everyone’s safety, so your visit will be a little different. You can find more information on visiting below.
The beautiful and now tranquil setting of Augustinian Lanercost Priory belies an often troubled history.
Standing close to Hadrian's Wall, it suffered frequent attacks during the long Anglo-Scottish wars, once by Robert Bruce in person.
The mortally sick King Edward I rested here for five months in 1306-7, shortly before his death on his final campaign. Yet there is still much to see in this best-preserved of Cumbrian monasteries.
The east end of the noble 13th-century church survives to its full height, housing within its dramatic triple tier of arches some fine monuments.
Managed by English Heritage.
English Heritage maintains multiple sites on Hadrian's Wall, such as; Carlisle Castle, Lanercost Priory, Birdoswald Roman Fort, Housesteads Roman Fort & Museum, Chesters Roman Fort & Museum, and Corbridge Roman Town. If you would be interested in visiting these multiple sites, or any of over 400 other Historic Places in England for free, English Heritage offers both a temporary Overseas Visitor Pass, and an Annual Membership. Follow the links below for more information;
To join as an Annual Member: https://www.english-heritage.org.uk/join/
To purchase an Overseas Visitor Pass: https://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/overseas-visitors/
Lanercost Priory is open daily 10am - 5pm. Booking is essential, follow the link to book your time: https://englishheritage.seetickets.com/timeslots/lanercost-priory
With Gift-Aid: Adult: £6.50, Child (5-15 years): £3.90, Concession: £5.90, Family (2 adults, up to 3 children): £16.90 OR Family (1 adult, up to 3 children) £10.40.