Newburgh Priory.

The inside story on Newburgh Priory

Newburgh Priory is a stunning but little-known stately home with plans for a 21st century update. It also offers festive fun, a family curse and the headless body of Oliver Cromwell. Sharon Dale reports.

Christmas is coming and Stephen Wombwell is preparing for a punishing 24-day stint without a break from work.

A view looking towards the White Horse at Kilburn from Newburgh Priory.
A view looking towards the White Horse at Kilburn from Newburgh Priory.
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The family drawing room.
The family drawing room.
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One of the finest fireplaces in Europe, according to Pevsner.
One of the finest fireplaces in Europe, according to Pevsner.
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Family portraits stretch back in an unbroken line to the 1500s
Family portraits stretch back in an unbroken line to the 1500s
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