Llanthony Secunda Priory was a house of Augustinian canons in the parish of Hempsted, Gloucestershire, England, situated about 1/2 a mile south-west of Gloucester Castle in the City of Gloucester. It was founded in 1136 by Miles de Gloucester, 1st Earl of Hereford, a great magnate based in the west of England and the Welsh Marches, hereditary Constable of England and Sheriff of Gloucestershire (who resided at Gloucester Castle), as a secondary house and refuge for the canons of Llanthony Priory in the Vale of Ewyas, within his Lordship of Brecknock in what is now Monmouthshire, Wales. The surviving remains of the Priory were designated as Grade I listed in 1952 and the wider site is a scheduled ancient monument. In 2013 the Llanthony Secunda Priory Trust received funds for restoration work which was completed in August 2018 when it re-opened to the public.Put Llanthony Secunda Priory and other Gloucester attractions into our Gloucester vacation planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
Llanthony Secunda Priory reviews
We go for a walk around the grounds once a week or so and they are beautiful. There may not be loads to do unless you book a tour but if you passing by why not pop in and have a walk around. more »
Really interesting group visit with superb guide who knew the history inside out. Very impressive piece of restoration and great to see it used as a ‘live’ facility being. available for events as... more »
Another of Gloucesters unpublicised hidden gems. This place has been literally a ruin for years which makes what they have done with it even more impressive. The guides are excellent and so friendly. If your in Gloucester, it's a 2 minute walk from the Quays. If it's warm there is a great outdoor space and they even supply picnic blankets and games for kids all for free. Easy 5 stars.
Nice place for a picnic. A quiet oasis of calm with good views, unobtrusively overlooking the canal and the priory buildings. Great to let the kids let off a bit of steam as long as they are respectful of the space and other visitors.
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