The Grade-I listed gatehouse of Butley Priory, built under prior William de Geystone (1311-1322), is virtually all that remains of the Augustinian Priory founded here in 1171. It lies deep in the sandy heathlands of east Suffolk, and originally comprised a magnificent collection of buildings, covering an area of twenty acres enclosed by a stone wall.
Tours, led by a historian, include the great hall, drawing room and kitchen, which all have vaulted ceilings, first-floor bedrooms with impressive arched windows, and the front exterior, which has the armorial frieze. Walks around the south garden, grounds and monks’ fish ponds.
As part of the tour is outside, please bring suitable outdoor clothing and footwear.
Tours that are scheduled will be listed below. If none are scheduled yet, please check back later, or find other tours you might enjoy on our tours listing page here.
£18.50 per person.
Tea, coffee and biscuits
Ground floor access only and there are some small ledges/steps.