What is Finchale Priory?

Finchale Prioryy is a ruin of a priory that quite a few walls still stand. Its located in Finchale avenue just a 15 minute drive from Durham centre. Its also free entry into the priory.

What is there to do?

Firstly is to explore the ruins there is quite a lot remain and with plenty of history to look at. Another thing to do is there are plenty of flat ground for a nice picnic. finally 


The history all started in the late 1112 or 1113 where a retired sailor and merchant named Gordic. Gordic lived in Durham where he went a few miles downstream on the river Wear with approval of the landowners and bishop of Durham he made a hut.

Gordic lived there for 60 years of his life. He was not treated well ether as he would be robbed and beaten by marauding scots around the year 1138. He would also not be a help to himself as he would prey surrounded in cold water because of rain or even the river. For the rest of the history and in more detail check out the heritage website using [link]


Make sure to check out the English heritage website for more information such as rules and warnings you can use [link] 

For more Historic Venues on the Eric Knows website you can use the [link]

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