Monks holiday spot

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In a wooded setting the large remains of Finchale Priory is on the river Wear. The Priory was founded in 1196 although there was a hermitage on the site prior to this. The priory was an outpost of Durham Cathedral and functioned as a holiday getaway for the monks.


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