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Finchale Priory, Durham

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Finchale Priory (pronounced finkle) sometimes referred to as Finchale Abbey was a 13th-century Benedictine priory. The remains are sited by the River Wear, four miles from Durham, England. It is a Grade I listed building.
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  • The Priory is in an idyllic setting, but the experience of visiting is ruined by two things. Firstly the atmosphere is completely spoilt by the extremely unfriendly notices which have been placed by....  more
    The Priory is in an idyllic setting, but the experience of visiting is ruined by two things. Firstly the atmosphere is completely spoilt by the extremely unfriendly notices which have been placed by....  more »
  • Lovely site. Nice and small. We parked right in front of Abbey with the Motorhome. Drive down the Lane can be a bit tight if someone is coming the other way. But access is easy enough. Site shop is.....  more
    Lovely site. Nice and small. We parked right in front of Abbey with the Motorhome. Drive down the Lane can be a bit tight if someone is coming the other way. But access is easy enough. Site shop is.....  more »
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  • Riverside walks, small shop, toilets. Priory us a must
  • Beautiful place that is very well kept and free to enter (though need to pay for parking). There is also a very small shop selling ice cream and stuff. Nice to visit for a chill day out.

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