Newburgh Priory
Friday August 23, 2019

Coxwold Village - Pastures and Moors

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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.


August Bank Holiday Monday at Newburgh Priory

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Newburgh Priory, Coxwold, Thirsk YO61 4AS

Monday 26th August 11am-4pm

Flower Power Fairs will once again be holding their August Fair at Newburgh, on Monday 26th August. Come along and see some favourite blooms as well as some rather unusual species, all for you to see and buy for your own garden.
Set in 40 acres of tranquil gardens and parkland beneath the iconic White Horse of Kilburn, Newburgh Priory is the perfect venue for this hugely popular plant fair. This April Flower Power Fairs will be crammed full of wonderful plant stands and accessory stalls.
The plant fair is held in front of the Hall and brings a mouth-watering selection of over 20 specialist plant growers from the North offering a huge choice of herbaceous plants, shrubs with particular emphasis on colour and shape, climbers, herbs, heucheras, shade loving plants including hostas and ferns. There are also lots of interesting garden accessory stands attending including Gardening with Wildlife.

“I love Newburgh,” says organiser Judy Popley. “It’s one of those special places and we have a wonderful band of regular visitors who return year in year out and always leave with a smile and a car full of great plants.” As in previous years, special emphasis will be on plants which attract bees, butterflies and insects to your garden.

Entry to the fair, gardens and grounds is just £4.00 (children under 15 free) and parking is free. Refreshments are available in the Rectory Kitchen and the House will also be open (charged separately). Bring cash to avoid disappointment and help save on plastics by bringing your own bags please.

Flower Power Fairs is an event company which organises and stages specialist plant and cacti fairs at unusual and historic locations throughout the North. The fairs bring together a unique selection of some of the best independent growers from different Northern Counties including Cheshire, Cumbria, Durham, Staffordshire, Yorkshire and Nottinghamshire.

For full list of events for 2019 season please visit:
For further information contact:
Judy Popley, Event Director, Flower Power Fairs, Arley View Farm, Hobbs Hill Lane, High Legh, Knutsford, Cheshire. WA16 0QZ
Telephone: 01565 777 396 Mobile: 0773 085 9441
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