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Castle Acre Priory

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Address: Castle Acre, Castle Acre, King's Lynn PE32 2XD, England
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+44 1760 755394
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Sat - Sun 10:00 - 16:00

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Extensive ruins - well worth a visit

Ruins of a large Cluniac Priory. A couple of areas are still in good condition - particularly the Prior's quarters. Much of the West frontage is still quite well... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Reading, United Kingdom
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Reading, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Ruins of a large Cluniac Priory. A couple of areas are still in good condition - particularly the Prior's quarters. Much of the West frontage is still quite well decorated. Wonderfully situated just outside a nice quiet village where there is also the ruins of a castle, which are also worth visiting.

Thank Clivel_98
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23 reviews
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Lovely ruins in pretty setting, many details still to be seen with useful information boards. Plenty of seats around to stop and take it all in. There is also a garden area selling herb plants and an English Heritage gift shop where you can also get a coffee/ice-cream. Entrance fee payable and is dog friendly. In the same village also... More 

Thank Susan24
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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337 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Priory is in ruins but none the less quiet well preserved. Its possible to make out all the major rooms and areas. A car park is provided. The village of Castle Acre has many tea rooms, pub, B&B's and shops. Their is also the very beautiful Nar Valley walk that follows the river to West Acre where their are... More 

Thank buskerboy
Woodbridge, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A beautiful place to wander around and marvel at the history, stories and architect of a magnificent place.

Thank A N
London, United Kingdom
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86 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Castle Acre, the Priory and the Castle on the same day. They are in walking distance of each other. The Priory is in very good condition and walking rounds the grounds was enjoyable. There's also a nice herb garden. There are tables to eat at but no cafe so bring your own sandwiches or even have a picnic... More 

Thank RuthsTravels_2015
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23 reviews
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Reviewed 16 April 2017

Often visit here and walk the dogs close by but i recommend a visit to the priory, its a lovely way to spend a few hours audio tours offered and parts still in tact.

Thank Traci H
Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 1 April 2017

Went today with Mum in her wheelchair and our dog, both welcomed by the staff who were very helpful, we were given a map of the site and told which route was best for wheelchairs. Its a good slope going down to the priory and I had to take a couple of rests pushing back up.

Thank Junosmum
Norwich, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 28 February 2017

I love walking around this priory it's amazing and the room it still has with the big table and magnificent window it really can transport you back in time.

Thank _skinnyeskim
Harlow, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017

Castle Acre Priory is a fascinating place to visit. Although it's largely a ruin there is still a portion standing. We were able to take our dog round the grounds.

Thank Hamish C
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Interesting for older children and you can get a tour set to take round, plenty of room for younger children to run about, well kept,

Thank Samantha H

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