Operated by English Heritage and owned by the National Trust, Mount Grace Priory is one of the country’s most important Carthusian ruins.

You can discover how medieval monks lived, explore the atmospheric remains of the priory and stroll in formal gardens rich in wildlife. Entry is via a 17th century manor house featuring displays, rooms restored in the Arts and Crafts style and a shop.

Image: Mount Grace Priory in spring, National Trust Images/C P Robinson

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