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Castle Acre Priory

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Lots of history and lovely relaxing walk, quite hilly take good walking shoes. cameras handy... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Essex, United Kingdom
Castle acre priory

A lovely spot on the edge of the village picnic tables and lots to explore. Wheelchair friendly... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Castle Acre, United Kingdom
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Castle Acre, Castle Acre, King's Lynn PE32 2XD, England
+44 1760 755394
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All reviews audio guide english heritage herb garden well worth a visit beautiful village great site entrance fee information boards lovely place henry viii walk around run around sunny day interesting place interesting visit gift shop free entry
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lots of history and lovely relaxing walk, quite hilly take good walking shoes. cameras handy. Castle Acre is a great village to explore.

Thank clarkware2015
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A lovely spot on the edge of the village picnic tables and lots to explore. Wheelchair friendly too. The shop is well stocked and you can often sample the jams and pickles or the gins - damson gin is very nice! you can get a...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic time here.. Really tranquil and we'll worth a historic fix. Staff really knowledgeable and friendly.... Shame no cafe or restaurant

Thank S B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My mother has recently moved to the area with us and is a bit of an outdoor history lover. So we popped just up the road to castle acre to visit the abbey and castle ruins. Such a lovely place. Sun was blazing, and what...More

Thank Scott J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place was unexpectedly very large and very interesting. I would recommend using an audio tour guide as it gives you more information than the little signs dotted about. I would visit here again. if I was you I would also visit Castle Acre which...More

Thank Shocum
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Like the nearby Castle Acre Castle, the Priory dates from Norman times and has direct links with the monastery in Cluny in Normandy – despite its forced closure in 1537 it is substantially more intact than the Castle and what remains provide a clear idea...More

Thank PeteD60
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Castle Acre in Norfolk is a rare survival of an 11th century planned village, with the castle at one end, the priory at the other and the village in between. Located on a major pilgrim route, this was the work of the powerful Norman de...More

Thank Ian C
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Visited after first viewing the impressive Castle site and was not disappointed. Spread over a large site the substantial ruins and fairly intact Priory lodgings are easy to imagine as they would have appeared in their early days. Staff were very enthusiastic and helpful, parking...More

Thank CALVINScotland
Reviewed 13 October 2018

I have long intended visiting this place and was amazed how much there is to see. The site covers around 20 acres and the original Priory is easily imagined by the structure that remains. The ornate carving to some of the Western façade is beautiful...More

Thank jrdo5959
Reviewed 5 October 2018

Its located in a lovely village a couple of miles of the main road. Very peaceful and relaxing walk round with good views across the countryside. There is also the castle ruins to visit so can recommend visiting both.

Thank richard g
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Jolita K
4 July 2017|
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Response from Julie E | Property representative |
Hi Please contact the site for more information Thank you
19 March 2017|
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Response from hfulton32 | Reviewed this property |
So sorry I can't remember if the visitors' centre/entrance has steps. You could ring 0370 333 1181 to check. The (outside) loos are not wheelchair friendly but on the above no you can check if there's an adapted one inside... More
Jo M
24 October 2016|
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Response from Heather S | Reviewed this property |
Yes, fine with dogs, as long as they are on a lead. And obviously you have the poo bag handy!