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Scarecrow Festival

We are joining in with the Guisborough Scarecrow Festival (3rd to 10th August). Come along and find our two scarecrows as well as all the others around the town. More details at

Teddy Bears’ Picnic

Over 300 visitors came along and enjoyed varied activities. Many people brought picnics and stayed for the whole day. And they came with bears of all shapes and sizes, and other beloved toys. With music from the Cleveland Ukelele Band,…

Bible coming back

A medieval bible that was given to Gisborough Priory after the devastating fire of 1289 destroyed the priory’s books and other treasures will be displayed in Guisborough later this year as part of the 900th anniversary celebrations. The bible is…

Priory Pageant

More than 1500 visitors enjoyed a day of medieval fun and games on Saturday 15 June. Some photos from a great day below and more photos here. Find photos on the Evening Gazette website at Thank you to Heidi…

Bluebells and baby birds

The blue tits are nesting in the hole in the wall near the entrance gate again this year. If you are lucky you will see them flying to and fro. And there is a duck with lots of ducklings waddling…

We are an Odd Soc!

Gisborough Priory Project is featured in issue 351 of Current Archaeology magazine in the Odd Socs section, a regular feature on the many and varied local groups involved in archaeology in the UK. Thank you to Steve Jones, one of…

Mosaic making

The Klondike Race came to Guisborough on Sunday 14 April and we welcomed more than 500 visitors to Gisborough Priory during the day. Lots of visitors helped to add pieces to the mosaic that is being made to celebrate the…

Help to make a mosaic

On Sunday 14 April, Guisborough will be hosting the Klondike bike race. There will be lots of activities around the town centre, including the priory. In the priory you can work alongside mosaic artists Helen Gaunt and Derek Mosey to…

900 words short story competition

Write a story of up to 900 words about Gisborough Priory and enter our anniversary competition. Winners will have their story published in a specially designed booklet as well as receiving other unique prizes. Download the rules and an application…