Llanthony Secunda Priory’s grounds are open all year round.
Llanthony Secunda Priory’s grounds are open all year round. You can see inside the buildings on our Open Days and at special events throughout the year. Very occasionally the grounds may close for a private event or function.
The Llanthony Secunda Priory buildings are open to the public on the first Sunday of each month, from 11am – 3pm. Volunteers are on hand to tell you a bit more about the Priory and its history. A guided tour of the site takes places at 11.30am.
Due to the Covid-19 restrictions, access to the Lady Margaret Hall (the first floor of the Medieval Range) is limited. Please contact the team in advance for further information.
Our knowledgeable volunteer guides bring to life 900 years of history. Join a tour at 11.30am on our open days, and discover more about the canons who fled Llanthony Prima, and how they established a rich religious community in Gloucester. Tickets for tours are charged at £5 per person. We can accept both cash and card payment. Tickets can be pre-purchased by contacting us by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Upcoming Open days
- Sunday 4th September 2022
- Friday 9th - Sunday 11th September 2022 (Heritage Open Days - book tours via the Civic Trust)
- Sunday 4th December 2022 (Christmas Fair - no guided tours)
The Priory buildings will be open from 11am till 3pm during the above Open Days. Book your guided tour tickets in advance.
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
5 minute walk. Pay & display.
5 minute walk. Pay on foot.
3 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.
Parking on site at Llanthony is limited to Blue Badge holders. We have three accessible parking spaces available on a first-come, first-served basis. If you are visiting, please contact us in advance at email@example.com to pre-book an accessible parking space.
Access to the Priory is located on St Anns Way, Gloucester. Our entrance can be found next to the High Orchard Pub. Parking at Llanthony is restricted to Blue Badge holders and pre-reserved Meeting and Event bookings only. If you are visiting the grounds, alternative parking can be located at our nearby car parks.
Llanthony Secunda Priory is just a short walk from Gloucester Docks and Quays. The site can be accessed from the Gloucester & Sharpness Canal towpath (crossing the Llanthony bridge) or from the pedestrian gate on Llanthony Road.
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 are available at the Priory, next to the accessible parking spaces. 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.
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.
If you have any difficulties in finding Llanthony Secunda Priory, or would like advice about getting here, please contact the Llanthony Secunda Priory Trust office on 01452 563499.
There is level access throughout the grounds and inside the buildings. There is a platform lift inside the Victorian Farmhouse, and there are three accessible toilets on site. Some tarmac paths around the grounds are a little uneven, due to tree roots beneath. There is a gravel surface throughout the Tithe Barn.
We are happy to help you plan your visit and discuss any individual access requirements. Please do get in touch.
Dogs are welcome
Dogs are very welcome at Llanthony Secunda; our open grounds are a great place to walk your four-legged friend.
We do ask all visitors to please pick up after your dog, and to keep your dog under close control at all times.