Llanthony Secunda Priory’s grounds are open all year round.
While our Re-formation Project continues, parts of the site and the buildings remain closed to the public. Llanthony Secunda Priory’s buildings will be open to the public for the first time on August bank holiday weekend, 25-27 August 2018, when we will also be welcoming back the Gloucester Stone Carving Festival.
From September 2018, our open days will be on the first Sunday of the month, 11 – 3pm. The buildings and grounds will be open and volunteers on hand to help you enjoy your visit. A guided tour of the site will take place at 2pm.
Our knowledgeable volunteer guides bring to life 900 years of history. Join a tour at 2pm on our open days, and discover more about the canons who fled Llanthony Prima, and how they established a rich and powerful religious community in Gloucester.
2019 Spring Open Days
- 3 February
- 3 March
- 7 April
- 5 May
The nearest public car parks are located at Gloucester Quays, or just off Southgate Street. In the evenings and at weekends, Gloucester College runs a pay and display car park, accessed from Llanthony Road.
Gloucester Docks - Southgate Moorings Car Park
6 minute walk. Pay & display.
6-8 minute walk. Pay on foot.
4 minute walk. Pay & display. Operating hours are 4.30pm Mon-Fri during term-time, and from 7am at weekends, bank holidays and during college holidays.
Please be aware, only local buses, taxis and cycles can use the Llanthony Road lift-bridge on Llanthony Road at Gloucester Docks. You will be fined if you use this bridge.
After opening, parking at Llanthony will be limited to Blue Badge holders.
Access inside the buildings will be available from September 2018, after the building renovation work has been completed. There is level access throughout the grounds. Some tarmac paths are a little uneven, due to tree roots beneath. There is a gravel surface throughout the Tithe Barn. There are accessible parking spaces at Gloucester Docks, Gloucester Quays, and Gloucestershire College. We will be happy to help you plan your visit and discuss any individual access requirements with you. Please do get in touch.
Dogs are welcome
Dogs are welcome at Llanthony; our open grounds are a great place for exercise. However, please pick up after your dog and keep your dog under control at all times.
Llanthony Secunda Priory can be accessed from the Gloucester & Sharpness Canal towpath or from the pedestrian gate on Llanthony Road. The towpath gate is locked at night.
The nearest bus stops are Sainsbury’s Supermarket, and Spa Road, on the A4301 by Gloucester Quays:
- Sainsbury’s Supermarket is served by bus routes 66Q/S/F/E and 113.
- Spa Road is served by bus routes 10, 66Q/S/F/E and 113.
A Sunday service operates on bank holiday Mondays; special timetables apply on other public holidays. Visit Stagecoach to plan your journey, and do check before you travel.
Bicycle racks will be available after completion of our landscaping. However, nearby bicycle racks can be found outside Gloucestershire College, at Sainsbury’s, or in Gloucester Quays. Llanthony Secunda is on National Cycle Route 41, and easily reached from National Cycle Route 45.
Park & Ride
If you are approaching Gloucester from the south, you can use Waterwells Park & Ride at Quedgeley. Take bus 66 towards Gloucester and alight at Sainsbury’s for Llanthony Secunda Priory.
Gloucester Railway Station is approximately 1.3miles from Llanthony on foot. It should take you approximately 25-30 minutes to walk. Follow signs for Gloucester Docks/Gloucestershire College.
After opening, parking at Llanthony will be limited to Blue Badge holders. Whilst there are still building works ongoing, there is no accessible parking at Llanthony. The nearest public car parks are located at Gloucester Quays, or just off Southgate Street. In the evening and at weekends, Gloucester College runs a pay and display car park, accessed from Llanthony Road.
Llanthony Secunda Priory can be reached by boat – from the south on the Gloucester & Sharpness Canal, or by the River Severn Navigation and Gloucester Docks from the north. 3-hour visitor moorings are available next to Sainsbury’s, just before High Orchard Bridge #23. 48-hour visitor moorings are also available in the Docks. Contact Canal & River Trust for more information. Please check stoppages, restrictions and other navigational advice for this waterway before you travel.