Hamish visited in April 2007. This is a relatively small site without a visitor centre or audio tour. However, the custodian was very helpful (typical of English Heritage in our experience), a reasonably priced guidebook is available and there are well placed information boards (one of which explains the location’s use in WW II). The remaining ruins provide a sense of how the site must have once appeared. It was a beautiful spring day when we visited. It is hard to say how much this contributed to the peaceful and happy atmosphere we all enjoyed. The tranquillity of the place certainly encouraged us to linger a while and enjoy an ice cream on one of the picnic tables by the gatehouse.
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DogPeople Says : Kirkham Priory
5 miles SOUTH WEST of Malton on a minor road off A64 (OS Map 100; ref SE 735657). Hot and cold drinks and snacks available from ticket office. Picnics welcome in grounds. Four benches overlooking river.
Stroll around grounds of Kirkham Priory with your dog. The riverside ruins of an Augustinian priory picturesquely set in the beautiful Derwent valley near the Yorkshire Wolds. This site is ideal for dogs that need space to enjoy their walks.
Check the English Heritage website for details.
Dogs on leads are welcome at Kirkham Priory. Please note that restrictions may apply to certain areas of the site.
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