Category History

Guided Tours

Gisborough Priory is currently closed for the winter. We have every intention of resuming guided tours in 2022, but we have not yet decided what and when. Once we do, you can be sure that we will update this page.

900 Years of History

The history of Gisborough Priory covers more than 900 years from its foundation in 1119. After the dissolution in 1540, formal gardens covered much of the site. The gardens became increasingly elaborate but eventually became abandoned. In the late 1990s…

The Monk’s Walk

Plan from 1773 showing Monk's Wlak

From the earliest days Gisborough Priory Project has sought to restore and open to the public the historic Priory gardens. The Monk’s Walk was one of the very first targets. This article examines the history and development of this iconic…