Brinkburn has provided the perfect place for people to rest, reflect and celebrate for thousands of years. There is evidence of an iron age fort, roman road, settlements from the dark ages and this is all before the monks came to build a monastery in the 12th century.
After Henry VIII shoved out the monks the Priory has slowly evolved into a spectacular place to live. That spectacle was recognised by JMWTurner who visited and captured the beautiful bend in the river, the spectacular gorge, and wonderful setting of the priory.
The 19th century saw the re construction of the priory to the spectacle it is today and the creation of the beautiful gothic manor house.
The 20th century saw the mothballing of the manor house, the guardianship of English Heritage and the restoration of the stables into the lively place it is today.