Bargain Guidebook: Gisborough Priory Stockists

Bargain Guidebook: Gisborough Priory Stockists

The great Augustinian Priory of St Mary of Gyseburn or Gisborough as it came to be known was one of the earliest houses of the order in England. Founded in about 1119 by Robert de Brus the greatest Norman lord in northeast Yorkshire and richly endowed it became one of the greatest Yorkshire monasteries. At its suppression in 1540 it was the fourth richest house in the county.Its buildings now reduced to fragments evidence building campaigns of the 12th 13th and 14th centuries. At the church in Gisborough Priory of which the east wall remains virtually intact was one of the finest in the north of England and parts of its equally impressive predecessors on the site have been revealed by recent excavation.This guidebook takes visitors on a tour of the site pointing out features of special interest and (with the help of reconstruction illustrations) explaining how the priory appeared at different times throughout the centuries of its existence.The history of the priory from its foundation to the Dissolution is told with an interesting insight into the life of the religious community at Gisborough Priory. Confusingly the names of the town and the priory have been spelt differently Guisborough and Gisborough for centuries.Key Features:32 pagesPaperbackFirst Published in 1993

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Guidebook: Stonehenge. Spanish Stockists

Today visitors experience Stonehenge as a wonder of ancient achievement and an enduring symbol of mystery. But Stonehenge was built as a temple - a place of ceremony of burial and of celebration. The first Stonehenge was simple - just a circular ditch and bank perhaps with a few small upright timber posts or stones - and was constructed about 5000 years ago in the period of prehistory known as the Neolithic or New Stone Age.By about 2500 BC more and much larger stones had been brought to the site huge sarsen stones from north Wiltshire and smaller bluestones from west Wales. This marked the beginning of over 800 years of construction...

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Golf Lesson with a PGA Golf Pro and 18 Holes at Breadsall Priory Stockists

It's safe to say that golfing isn't easy; everyone could use help with their swing and this is a great gift for any golf enthusiasts who could do with advice from a professional. The session begins with a game assessment from the PGA pro, followed by an intensive lesson. The lesson is either given within a small group (60 minutes) or on a one-to-one basis for 30 minutes. After the lesson, take the new skills to the course for a full round of golf to put them to practise. The round will be allocated to either the Championship Priory Course par 72 or the Moorland Course par 70 (subject to availability) and may be played alone....

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Guidebook: Birdoswald Roman Fort Stockists

At Birdoswald Roman Fort on Hadrian's Wall there are almost 2000 years of history to discover.This guidebook includes a tour and history of the archaeological site and surrounding landscape plus full-colour maps plans eyewitness accounts and historic photographs.Key Features:48 pagesPaperbackPublished in 2014

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Guidebook: Temple Manor Stockists

Temple Manor's fine stone hall was built in about 1230 by the Knights Templar providing lodgings and an administrative centre. After the Templars were suppressed in the early 14th century the manor passed through many hands. Brick extensions were added to the hall in the 17th century. Following a period of neglect during the Second World War it was restored in the 1950 all between 1976 and 2000.Key Features:16 pagesPaperbackPublished in 2010 (revised reprint)

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Guidebook: Old Wardour Castle Stockists

This remarkable hexagonal castle in a remote valley in Wiltshire was built in the late 1390s for John the 5th Lord Lovell one of the richest barons in Englnad and a kinsman of Richard II (r.1377-99). Lovell's castle now in partial ruin was then as sophisticated as any building in Europe its design drawing on the king's magnificent new Westminster Hall begun that same year. Wardour was a symbol of Lovell's status his closeness to Richard II's opulent court his wealth and his cultural sophicstication.By 1578 however the new owner of the castle Sir Matthew Arundell saw the need to modernize it. He had one of the...

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Guidebook: Wrest Park Stockists

Wrest Park is an exceptional rarity. Its grounds contain one of the few remaining formal gardens of the early 18th century and the house is a near unique example of English architecture following the style of 18th century French chateau.For over 600 years the estate was home to one of the leading aristocratic families in the country the de Greys. They rose to prominence under Edward IV who made Edmund Grey 1st Earl of Kent.More than 200 years later the formal gardens and Long Water were created by Amabel Benn together with her son Anthony the 11th earl and his wife Mary. Anthony’s son the Duke of Kent laid out what is...

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Guidebook: Osborne House Stockists

The private home of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert was more than just a refuge from court life: it gave the couple the chance to indulge their interests and express their tastes. It is truly their creation from the replica Swiss Cottage where the children learnt housekeeping and gardening to the extraordinary Durbar Room a tribute to the queen's love of India. This comprehensive guidebook includes a tour and history of the house with reconstruction drawings and historical photographs.Key Features:52 pagesPaperbackPublished in 2012

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Guidebook: Lindisfarne Priory Stockists

Lindisfarne Priory is the site of one of the most important centres of early Christianity in England. This fully illustrated guidebook includes a tour of the church and monastic buildings and a history of the site from Anglo-Saxon times. It contains full-colour maps plans eyewitness accounts and historic images.Key Features:40 pagesPaperbackPublished in 2006

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Best Western Priory Hotel Christmas Break Stockists

Bury St Edmunds. BEST WESTERN Priory Hotel in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk is one of those rare and delightful discoveries; a privately owned and run hotel where the welcome is warm and personal, the standards high and the hospitality unique. A true oasis of calm, the hotel is ideal for business travellers seeking peace and quiet away from the office, while our Grade II listed building is the perfect place to spend a romantic weekend too. Landscaped gardens and old priory walls only add to the tranquil environment! With 2 AA rosettes for our food, free parking inside our walled grounds and excellent banqueting facilities, you'll...

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Guidebook: Saxtead Green Post Mill Stockists

East Suffolk Post Mills were the finest of their type in the world. There has been a mill at Saxstead Green since 1287 when Framlingham was a thriving farming community.This corn mill produced flour until the First World War when it was used to grind feed for animals. It is still in working order.Key Features:15 pagesPaperbackPublished in 2012 (revised reprint)

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