Places

History

Guisborough is a place steeped in history. "Gighesbore" is listed in the Domesday Book and the ruined Gisborough Priory dates back to the 12th century. There are also suggestions that Guisborough could date back as far as the Roman Occupation of Britain with items such as the Guisborough Helmet, a Roman cavalry helmet discovered in the area in 1864, used as evidence.

Enjoy a stroll along the broad cobbled streets of Guisborough. A historic market town that lies at the foot of the Cleveland Hills, a haven that holds many hidden gems to delight every visitor.

For more of the area's history head to Guisborough Museum. The museum occupies the old Stable Block at the rear of Sunnyfield House. It was established in 1989 to provide a safe haven for the fast-disappearing social heritage of Guisborough. The Museum currently displays over a thousand objects each of which represent some facet of Guisborough's social history. Displays are changed each year so that different themes can be showcased.

Enjoy a stroll along the broad cobbled streets

A historic market town that lies at the foot of the Cleveland Hills, a haven that holds many hidden gems to delight every visitor. Guisborough's skyline proudly boasts the dramatic ruins of a once lavishly endowed Augustinian priory.

Today the remains of the tall tower of Gisborough Priory sits admirably within the town, offering a taste of outstanding gothic architecture. Nowadays the priory is a relaxing sanctuary away from the hustle and bustle of Westgate, Guisborough's main thoroughfare, where you can also experience its markets, traditional and specialist, which have been held along the cobbled streets for over 600 years.

Gisborough Priory

Guisborough's skyline proudly boasts the dramatic ruins of a once lavishly endowed Augustinian priory. Today the remains of the tall tower of Gisborough Priory sits admirably within the town, offering a taste of outstanding gothic architecture.

An astonishing thing of beauty, the ruins of Gisborough Priory are a "must see thing" when visiting this area. The Priory of St Mary of Gisborough was one of the earliest houses of the Augustinian order in England. It was founded in 1119 by Robert de Brus, on land bequeathed by William the Conqueror. The Norman gatehouse at the western end of the site is the only surviving element of the original Priory, but this small snippet gives you an idea of the fantastic priory that once stood here.

Nowadays the priory is a relaxing sanctuary away from the hustle and bustle of Westgate, Guisborough's main thoroughfare, where you can also experience its markets, traditional and specialist, which have been held along the cobbled streets for over 600 years.

Gisborough Hall

Gisborough Hall, the Victorian mansion, was built in the Jacobean style, in 1856. It combines modern day luxury and traditional features within its ivy clad walls and is the former home of the family of Lord Gisborough. It is a Grade II listed building and now serves as a hotel and is a popular venue for wedding receptions.

If you're looking for relaxation head to the Revival Zone at Gisborough Hall Hotel. Take time out to relax and rejuvenate mind and body with a visit here. Soft music and flickering candlelight help to set the scene in this haven of tranquility, as the expertly trained therapists soothe your cares away.