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Welcome to Marrick Priory



Marrick Priory is a historic 12th century medieval building that was developed in the 1970s into an Outdoor Education and Residential Centre.  It is situated in Swaledale in the heart of the beautiful Yorkshire Dales National Park and welcomes groups of visitors from all over the world.

The Priory is licensed to provide a wide range of adventurous activities and can be booked on a day or residential basis.  Our activities include rock climbing, canoeing, kayaking, caving, orienteering, hill walking, mountaineering, archery, zip wires, low and high ropes courses and team building exercises.

For those wanting something a little less physically active, the Priory is also used by schools, youth groups, churches and adult groups interested in areas such as art, drama, music, history, environmental study, spiritual retreat and reflection.

One of the attractions of the Priory is that residential groups enjoy sole use of the building and can make the place their own for the duration of their visit.  The Priory can accommodate groups of up to 46 people overnight but even bigger groups are possible, just contact us for more information.  We pride ourselves on the quality and quantity of our home cooking and can readily cater for special dietary requirements.


Marrick Priory is run by the Head of Centre and a board of dedicated and active trustees. There is a close affiliation with the Diocese of West Yorkshire and the Dales (formerly Ripon and Leeds), who have been instrumental in supporting and developing the centre since the 1960's. The Diocese appoints half of the trustees, with the other half being made up of locally recruited representatives.

The People's Postcode Trust

The People's Postcode Trust is a grant giving charity funded entirely by players of the People's Postcode Lottery. We have received £2,500 to purchase kayaks to offer paddlesports sessions to the young people visiting the Priory.

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Marrick Priory, Richmond, North Yorkshire, DL11 7LD Tel: 01748 884434
Marrick Priory Trust Limited is a Registered Charity - No. 1139240