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Kirkham Priory

Kirkham Priory

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The riverside ruins of an Augustinan Priory, picturesquely set in the beautiful Derwent valley near the Yorkshire Wolds. Features include a gatehouse bedecked with the heraldry of the De Roos family of Helmsley Castle, and a handspme set of monastic washbasins. On-site interpretation includes the story of Winston Churchill's secret visit, and Kirkham's role in preparations for D-Day during World War II.

Coach parties acceptedEnglish Heritage PropertyEducation/study areaFacilities for educational visitsGift shopPicnic sitePublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberWelcome HostWheelchairs availableAccepts groups

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs accepted

Opening details

January - end of March 2019: CLOSED


Without gift aid -->
Member: FREE
Adult: £4.50
Child (5-7): £2.70
Concession: £4.10
Family (2 adults, up to 3 children): £11.70

With gift aid -->
Member: FREE
Adult: £5.00
Child (5-7): £3.00
Concession: £4.60
Family (2 adults, up to 3 children): £13.00


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Whitwell on the Hill,
YO60 7JS



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Map reference: SE 734658  Lat: 54.08290 Long: -0.87950

5 miles South West of Malton on a minor road off the A64. Signposted from the A64.

Parking: free


  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • English Heritage PropertyEnglish Heritage Property
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Welcome HostWelcome Host
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted