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From the North/South via the A1(M) Off the A1(M) North of Durham City, Junction 63, head south onto the A167 PLEASE STAY ON THIS ROAD for four miles (turning off early you will encounter small lanes and steep hills ) turn left at the large roundabout which directs to the Arnison Center. Follow signs for Finchale Priory.
From Durham City. Head north out of Durham City following signs for Framwellgate Moor/ Arnison Center/Adventure Valley. When you get closer to us follow signs for Finchale Priory.
(Road signs may mark us as Finchale Abbey or Finchale Priory just to confuse you but it is the same place!)
For your satnav postcode is Brasside DH1 5SH
Finchale Abbey 13th century Benedictine Priory was established by monks from Durham Cathedral
We now hand out maps to cycle or walk to Durham City along beautiful countryside just over 1 hour away for your return we also have bus times or taxis are excellent. See the fabulous Cathedral and Castle towering above the medieval city, still echo the importance of Durham as the Prince Bishops' seat of power,
Killope wheel is a fabulous old lead mine see how the children were made to work at very young age Beamish open air Museum vividly recreates life in the North of England in the early 1800's and 1900's. Costumed staff welcome visitors
Botanic Gardens The 18 acre garden is set among beautiful mature woodlands on the outskirts of Durham City. Cared for by Durham University the gardens include plant collections from around the world
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