Gisborough Priory & Woodland Garden

Explore 900 years of history, visit the medieval priory and get involved with this local charity.

We are very pleased to say that we are now open! The opening times are the same as previously, which is from 10:00 to 16:00 Wednesdays to Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays.

Unlike many other historic sites you do not need to pre-book to visit us, although you should be aware that our entrance is very narrow and you should respect other people’s well-being when approaching from either side.

You will still be required to track and trace on entering the Priory grounds, either by using the NHS app or by leaving names and numbers with us. Please refer to the notices inside the entrance.

However, visitors are now allowed to enter the custodian’s hut, but only one at a time (unless you are in a bubble of two) and only if wearing a mask.

We now have a full range of products available for sale, including an excellent English Heritage guidebook, and the custodians are very happy to answer questions about the site.

The composting toilet is still not open to visitors and so there are no toilets on site. The nearest public toilets are in Northgate Car Park, just off Westgate (alongside Cookfellas bar and restaurant).


One way to support our work is to become a member of Gisborough Priory Project.

Membership entitles you to:

  • A newsletter four times a year
  • A copy of our booklet ‘The Lost Gardens of Gisborough Priory’
  • Voting rights – members are entitled to nominate and vote for directors at the AGM and are able to influence the future direction of the project

The annual cost of membership is:

  • Individual £8
  • Family (2 or more adults at the same address) £10
  • Concessions (over 60 years of age, unwaged, or over 18 years of age and also in full time education) £6

If you would like to become a member complete the Word version of the membership form, or, alternatively, use this PDF version of the membership form and send it to the address indicated. A membership card will then be sent to you.

Corporate membership is also available – use this Word version of the corporate membership form or this PDF of the corporate membership form.