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Finchale Priory, Durham

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Finchale Priory () 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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  • Car park barrier came down before I could exit after payment so ended up paying twice. Toilets locked. 
    Car park barrier came down before I could exit after payment so ended up paying twice. Toilets locked.  more »
  • This is a delightful spot nestling in a curve of the River Wear. We were blessed with beautiful Autumn sunshine that showed off the ruins perfectly.. Althouigh this is an English Heritage site the... 
    This is a delightful spot nestling in a curve of the River Wear. We were blessed with beautiful Autumn sunshine that showed off the ruins perfectly.. Althouigh this is an English Heritage site the...  more »
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  • Beautiful place to visit! Very open so needs to be a nice day to go as little cover. Lovely little food & drinks hut that sell fresh eggs too. The forest is a lovely little walk (flat open shoes not recommended)! Gorgeous river views too
  • Beautiful place, the river walk is very pretty. You can buy food to feed the ducks at the shop, and there are plenty of seats down the river walk to stop at if you need to. There is no admission but you pay for car parking which is £3. This requires cash (coins) for the machine. If you pay in the shop it’s a £5 minimum card spend.

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