Lanercost is situated approximately twelve miles east of Carlisle in the Irthing Valley. Lanercost is well sign-posted in the area (brown signs to Lanercost Priory) and features on most road maps.
Local Train Stations: Brampton (2 miles) and Carlisle (12 miles). Carlisle is on the main London to Glasgow line, with fast trains to London taking just 3 hours 15 minutes. Carlisle is also on the stunning Settle to Carlisle railway line. From Carlisle, you can travel to Lanercost on the Hadrian’s Wall bus.
Directions by Car:
From the North: Exit the M6 at Junction 44. Follow the A689 (Newcastle) to Brampton. Then follow the brown signs for Lanercost Priory.
From the South: Exit the M6 at Junction 43. Follow the A69 (Newcastle) to Brampton. Then follow the brown signs for Lanercost Priory.
From the East: From the A69, Turn right down the narrow road to Naworth. Follow the road as it bends left past Naworth Castle. At the T junction by the river, turn right for Lanercost.
Directions for walkers coming from Hadrian’s Wall:
Leave the Hadrian’s Wall trail at Hayton Gate (between Banks and Walton). Walk down the tarmac road to Lanercost Priory. Leave the arched gateway to Lanercost Priory on your left, and continue along the road for 25 metres. Take next drive on the left and we are on the right.
Finding us within the Lanercost site: Although the Lanercost site is small, it can be a little confusing to find our entrance and parking area. Enter the Lanercost site through the first entrance (coming from Brampton and Naworth) and carry on past the car park, with Lanercost tea rooms to your left. At the top of the car park, you will see us (Abbey Farmhouse – with a black front door) on your right. Do not drive on past the wall, instead, turn right at the top of the car park, and then left into our white entrance gate beside the field.