Lanercost lies at the boundary between the ‘upland’ and ‘lowland’ sections of Hadrian’s Wall, as you move west into the flatter countryside around Carlisle and the Solway Firth.
Lanercost itself is a charming village — more of a hamlet really — centred on the 12th century Augustinian Priory. Although largely a ruin since its dissolution under Henry VIII, the church survives, and the site is well worth a visit, not least for the excellent tea-rooms and gift shop, nearby.
Lanercost has very limited public transport — only one bus a week from Brampton. But don’t worry: Go Hadrian’s Wall have a range of vehicles, and provide flexible travel for any number of people, up to and including groups of 20 or more.
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