Lanercost Priory

Attraction Information

Lanercost Priory is a stunning historic site located in Cumbria, England, originally founded as an Augustinian priory in the 12th century. For disabled visitors, the priory offers designated parking spaces located close to the entrance, with level access to the grounds and accessible restrooms.

The priory ruins and grounds are accessible with level pathways throughout, making it easy for visitors to explore the various areas of the site, including the remains of the church and cloister buildings. Audio guides and large print guides are available, providing audio descriptions and detailed information about the history and features of the site.

Visitors can learn about the site’s fascinating history, including its role in the border conflicts between England and Scotland. The priory also boasts beautiful views of the surrounding countryside and the nearby River Irthing. A small gift shop on site offers souvenirs and refreshments.

Membership to English Heritage can provide access to Lanercost Priory and over 400 other historic sites across the UK. Membership includes free entry to sites, exclusive members’ events, and discounts on purchases.

Accessibility Information

This attraction has its own car park.

There is no designated disabled parking.

The pathways around the site are a mix of grass and concrete.

There is a portable ramp to access the site.

There is a step up from the shop to the site, but this only allows access to part of the site due to steps and uneven surfaces.

This attraction offers Braille Guides.

There are historic steps, low ruined walls , uneven grass surfaces in some areas.

The attraction does not have toilets on site.


Assistance Dogs are permitted within the grounds.

Please have a Harness, lead or vest with your assistance dogs designation labeled on it.

You must clear up from your dog should it foul within the attraction.

Opening Hours
Monday10:00 – 17:00
Tuesday10:00 – 17:00
Wednesday10:00 – 17:00
Thursday10:00 – 17:00
Friday10:00 – 17:00
Saturday10:00 – 17:00
Sunday10:00 – 17:00
All Pricing includes admission cost and a donation to the English Heritage
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Adult £7.50
Child (5-17 years) £4.00
Concession £6.50
Family (2 adults, up to 3 children) £19.00
Family (1 adult, up to 3 children) £11.50
Lanercost Priory
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