Finchale Priory - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting
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About Finchale Priory
The very extensive remains of a 13thC priory, founded on the site of a retired pirate's hermitage. Part of it later served as a holiday retreat for the monks of Durham Cathedral. Beautifully sited by the River Wear, it can be reached from Durham via a delightful riverside and woodland walk.
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Rainton Meadows Nature Reserve
3.16km from Finchale Priory
Rainton Meadows is a nature reserve just to the west of East Rainton, Sunderland, north-east England. The reserve, which covers 60 ha, and the adjacent Joe's Pond Site of Special Scientific Interest, are managed by Durham Wildlife Trust. It provides a wide variety of habitats including grassland, scrub, mature woodland and several ponds.
4.14km from Finchale Priory
The Herefordshire Trail is 154 miles around the Herefordshire countryside, passing through market towns and picturesque villages. It starts in the ancient market town of Ledbury and passing through the most picturesque black and white villages, spectacular rural scenery and a variety of characterful small towns, each with individual and fascinating histories and buildings.
St Mary & St Cuthbert's Church
4.66km from Finchale Priory
This 13th Century church stands on the site of a 2nd Century Roman Fort and the 9th Century foundations of a wooden shrine to St Cuthbert. This was home to the Lindesfarne community from 883-995 AD and where in c. 960 the priest Aldred produced the earliest surviving translation of the gospels into early English.
5km from Finchale Priory
A beautiful park, which was created by William Lloyd Wharton. It includes a new Heritage Centre, cafe, new play areas, and improvements to the park's amphitheatre, miniature car track, footpaths, signs and main entrances. One of the iconic location where you can spend some good leisure time.
5.14km from Finchale Priory
Elvet Bridge is a stone bridge that crosses the River Wear connecting the peninsula in central Durham and the Elvet area of the city. The bridge has 10 visible arches and further arches hidden under the road. The present Elvet Bridge replaced a slightly earlier one that was in the same location and is one of only three bridges left in England with buildings on them.
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Durham is a cathedral city and the county town of County Durham in North East England. The city lies on the River Wear, to the southwest of Sunderland, south of Newcastle upon Tyne, and to the north of Darlington. Founded over the final resting place of St Cuthbert, its Norman cathedral became a center of pilgrimage in medieval England.
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