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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.

Open Days

Llanthony Secunda Priory is fully open to the public on the first Sunday of each month, from 11am – 3pm. Volunteers are on hand to help you enjoy your visit. A guided tour of the site takes places at 11.30am.

Tours

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 and powerful religious community in Gloucester. Tickets for tours are charged at £5 per person. We accept both cash and card payment.

2019 Summer Open Days

  • 4 August
  • 24, 25 and 26 August (Bank Holiday)
  • 1 September
  • 13-16 September (Heritage Open Days)
  • 6 October

Car Parking

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.

Gloucester Quays
6-8 minute walk. Pay on foot.

Gloucestershire College
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.

Accessible Parking
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.

 

Accessibility

There is level access throughout the grounds and inside the buildings. There is a platform lift inside the Victorian Farmhouse, and 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 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. Dogs are not allowed inside the buildings (except guide and assistance dogs).

 

Image showing a couple walking two dogs at Llanthony Secunda Priory

Getting here

On foot
Llanthony Secunda Priory is just a short walk from Gloucester Docks. The site can be accessed from the Gloucester & Sharpness Canal towpath or from the pedestrian gate on Llanthony Road.

By bus
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.

By bike
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.

By train
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. 

By car
Parking at Llanthony is limited to Blue Badge holders. Whilst landscaping works continue, we have a Traffic Management Plan in place. Access to the Priory is via our temporary entrance off Llanthony Road, next to the Gatehouse. If you are not a Blue Badge holder, please see the information above on the nearest car parks if you’re travelling by car.

By boat
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.