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Brinkburn Priory, Northumberland: 1 reviews and 4 photos

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  • Brinkburn - Northumberland
      Brinkburn
    by nickandchris
  • Brinkburn - Northumberland
      Brinkburn
    by nickandchris
  • Brinkburn - Northumberland
      Brinkburn
    by nickandchris
 

Situated in the bottom of a beautiful secluded valley that is a 10 min. walk from the carpark. The river Coquet meanders alongside, making this a very pleasant location indeed.
All that remains of the Augustinian priory, founded in 1135, is the church, formerly a roofless ruin which was rebuilt in the 1850's. Inside it's atmospherically fascinating and huge stained glass windows throw light onto the interior. Relatively modern wood sculptures and carvings decorate here and there and I remember a large statue of Jesus on one of the walls.
Today, the Priory is used in the summer for various concerts. What a setting.
Next to the church is a manor house which was inhabited until the 1950's. Now it is an empty shell but is being restored and is open to the public.
There are a few scant remains of other parts of the priory around and about the lovely green setting.
We were enchanted with the place and it's secluded site.
Even the walk down in the drizzle we enjoyed, passing huge old trees and noticing early spring nature everywhere.

Address: Pauperhaugh, Northumberland
Directions: Between Rothbury and Amble, off the B6344.
Website: http://www.english-heritage.org.uk

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  • Updated Dec 13, 2005
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