If exploring historic houses and stately homes is your perfect way to spend a day then head to Newburgh Priory, nestled just outside the village of Coxwold.
Founded in 1145 on the site of an Augustianian priory and notably sold by Henry VIII to one of his chaplains for £1,062, Newburgh Priory has a fascinating and intriguing past. Unique in character and charm, the House and Grounds are steeped in history and can be visited during April, May and June on their Exclusive Open Access days.
The impressive interior of the House showcases a delightful collection of family portraits and porcelain. However, perhaps its most notorious feature is the tomb which, according to folklore, contains the headless corpse of Oliver Cromwell, Lord Protector of England, Scotland and Ireland from 1653 until his death in 1658.
The Gardens are a haven of tranquillity, boasting a beautiful sunken water garden, hand crafted topiary, a walled cottage garden, woodland walks and in the wider parkland, a large lake. With breathtaking views towards the White Horse of Kilburn in the distance, it offers a host of photo opportunities.
During Exclusive Open Access days the charming Old Priory Kitchen Tearoom provides drinks and home-baked cakes to enjoy.
The Priory House & Grounds are also available for exclusive hire for Weddings & Events, with three magnificent state rooms available for civil ceremonies.
Two annual Plant Fairs are held at the Priory in April and August, and in December there is a hugely popular Christmas Fair with Christmas Trees from the Estate available for purchase.
The wider Estate at Newburgh Priory incorporates a range of agricultural, residential and commercial property in over 6,000 acres with large tracts of woodland and game.
The House today is still the family home of Sir George & Lady Wombwell and their children.
Interested in knowing more of what we do? Then please visit the Newburgh Priory website.
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