Monk Bretton Priory and Ruins
Monk Bretton Priory is an English Heritage Site and one of the Oldest historical sites in Barnsley; founded in about 1154 by a local landowner, Adam Fitzswaine, it was a daughter house of the rich Cluniac priory at Pontefract.
But within 50 years bitter quarrels – at times even involving gang warfare! – had broken out between the two houses, as Pontefract sought to retain direct control of Monk Bretton. Long story short, Monk Bretton Won.
Inspire little ones with tales of medieval battles - You could grab some sticks and re-enact your own.
You could bring a picnic and relax in the grounds, or pop across the road to the Mill of Black Monks Pub, for some light refreshments - Just keep an eye out for their resident ghost!
A fun FREE afternoon out with the kids!
Who to contact
- Contact Name
- English Heritage
Where to go
- Monk Bretton Priory, Ruins
- S71 5QD
- Table of costs
Table of costs Amount Cost Type FREE FREE
- Free entry and Free parking on site.