We hadn’t planned to go here but it looked interesting so we sauntered in…and were still there an hour later. And not just because it ended up bucketing down...
See, you can tell by the sky that it really wanted to rain. I mean, it really, really wanted to come down in sheets. But the best it had managed was a light drizzle, and that was before we even arrived. So I started feeling cocky, thinking I could have a bit of a walk outside the priory. Of course, then it rained. So naturally, I ran off to the Lanercost Tea Room and gorged myself stupid on cake.
Lanercost Priory is a medieval monastic site, founded about 1169 and it has connections to Hadrian’s Wall (didn’t see that coming, did ya?!) How, you ask? Well, it seems that the Priory buildings are constructed partly from stones from Old Man Hado’s Wall itself. Whether said stones were pinched or gotten through legal means is unknown. Imagine some monks tip-toeing through the fields, hauling huge stones back to a stockpile until the day comes when they’ve got enough to get started!