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Finding Us

After the village of Helmsley follow signs for Wass, go through the village of Wass past the old ruins of Byland Abbey. Continue straight ahead into the village of Coxwold – at the junction into Coxwold turn left, follow the road around a sharp bend with the lake on your left, the entrance to Newburgh Priory will then appear a few hundred yards up on the left hand side.

Turn off at Dishforth onto A168 (J49) towards Thirsk, after approx. 9 miles leave the A168 - signed A170 and A19 York. At the roundabout take the A19 South towards York, around 3 miles South of Thirsk, turn off the A19 for Coxwold – you should see a brown signpost for Byland Abbey. On entering the village of Coxwold continue straight through the village past the tearoom, around a sharp bend you should then see a lake to your left and the entrance to Newburgh Priory will then appear a few hundred yards up on the left hand side.

Take the A19 North towards Thirsk (Travel about 15 miles). Around 3 miles south of Thirsk turn off the A19 for Coxwold. Follow then the remainder of the directions above.

The nearest train stations to Newburgh are Thirsk and York, Thirsk is approx. 10 miles away. Please get in touch if you are arriving by any other form of transport and need to discuss directions.


For directions of how to get to Newburgh Priory, please visit How to find us.

We have a large car park, less than 100 yards from the main entrance, which also has adequate space for coaches. Disabled car parking is also available on request or drop off at the main front door.

The Gardens are mostly flat with access for wheelchairs and mobility scooters however some of the paths are gravelled.

For those who do not use a wheelchair, seating can be found around the gardens and wider parkland, which allows you to enjoy the peace and tranquillity.

For those wishing to visit the House during our opening season, the ground floor is accessible with a manual wheelchair. Regrettably the first floor is not accessible for wheelchair users, however this only makes up a very small part of the tour.

Our Gardens and wider parkland are both dog friendly, we just ask that you keep them on a lead at all times as there may be live stock grazing. There are plenty of dog friendly circular walking routes in the local area, please ask at the ticket office for more information.