Daytrips- Norton Priory Museum and Gardens-Part 1.

At the beginning of May I visited Norton Priory. It has always been on my list of things to go and see but never got round to doing so. After a trip over the new bridge which I like very much, I arrived at a blossom filled car park and a sign that said cafe. I was already pleased.

'Norton Priory is the most excavated monastic site in Europe. Its museum opened in August 2016 following a major HLF funded redevelopment project and displays thousands of objects from Tudor shoes to the incredible medieval statue of St Christopher. Visitors can explore the 12th century undercroft building and priory ruins, or venture further into the surrounding woodland to discover secret summer houses and stream glades.

The beautiful 2.5 acre Georgian walled garden is a hidden gem with fruit trees, herb garden and rose walk. Home to the National Collection of Quince, it is surrounded by a pear orchard, wildflower meadow and woodland.'

http://nortonpriory.org/visit/

I made a few 'oooh' noises in here and whispered a lot.

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The ruins are very interesting and there are so many things to see. I liked the stone coffins and I realised I was still whispering as I was walking around. There is no need to whisper.

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Walking on into the woodland area full spring had arrived and it was lovely.

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I very much liked this mosaic seat. I have tried to find out more information about it but Raku arts brings up a lot of things. If anybody knows who made it then let me know!

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The Bridgewater Canal. I never knew that it cut through here and I sadly watched and tried to catch a beer can floating along at quite a speed. Don't throw your cans in the canal!

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Real life with bird poo.

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Time for a cup of tea and a piece of cake as there was lots more to see.

Until then look HERE to see how the site was transformed and HERE to see the old Georgian house that used to be on site.