Mount Grace Priory, House & Gardens, Northallerton, North Yorkshire
Picturesquely set amid woodland, this is the best preserved Carthusian priory in Britain, with an Arts and Crafts mansion and beautiful gardens too.
The house was adapted by wealthy industrialist, Sir Lowthian Bell, patron of the Arts & Crafts movement. His famous grand-daughter, Gertrude Bell – world-traveller, spy, author and photographer – often visited. Two rooms are refurbished with William Morris wallpaper, and you can explore the attics. Discover how the hermit monks lived 600 years ago in the reconstructed monk’s cell and garden plot.
The extensive gardens have been replanted, following a design by celebrity gardener Chris Beardshaw that responds to the Arts and Crafts history of Mount Grace. The famous priory stoats inhabit the passages under Mount Grace and are possibly the best-known colony of stoats in Yorkshire.
Features & Accessibility
- Winter Opening
- Plant Sales
- Children’s Playground
- Dogs welcome on leads
- Gift Shop
- Group Visits
- Facilities for wheelchair users & those with limited mobility
- Facilities for auditory impairments
Things to do
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Staddlebridge, Northallerton, North Yorkshire, DL6 3JG
1 April – 5 November – Open Daily.
6 November – 28 March – Open Varying Days, check website for details.
12 miles N of Thirsk and 6 miles NE of Northallerton. Signposted from A19.
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