Norton Priory has always been on my list of things to go and see but never got round to doing so. After a trip over the new bridge which I like very much, I arrived at a blossom filled car park and a sign that said cafe. I was already pleased.
'Norton Priory is the most excavated monastic site in Europe. Its museum opened in August 2016 following a major HLF funded redevelopment project and displays thousands of objects from Tudor shoes to the incredible medieval statue of St Christopher. Visitors can explore the 12th century undercroft building and priory ruins, or venture further into the surrounding woodland to discover secret summer houses and stream glades.
The beautiful 2.5 acre Georgian walled garden is a hidden gem with fruit trees, herb garden and rose walk. Home to the National Collection of Quince, it is surrounded by a pear orchard, wildflower meadow and woodland.'
Here is everything I saw;
Honestly it is lovely and I am glad I managed to catch the last of the blossom. I bet it's even nicer in autumn.
Go to their website HERE to check their opening times and see the events that are happening.
Look HERE to see how the site was transformed and HERE to see the old Georgian house that used to be on site.
Go HERE to read a bit more about the St Christopher statue.