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Castle Acre Priory

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Address: Castle Acre, Castle Acre, King's Lynn PE32 2XD, England
Phone Number: +44-(0)1760-755394
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Great use of my membership finding this place for a visit with the family while staying nearby, the children had a great time exploring and listening to the guided walk. Combined... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Another English Heritage ruin. You can see most of it from the street, so don't bother to pay the entrance fee!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Great use of my membership finding this place for a visit with the family while staying nearby, the children had a great time exploring and listening to the guided walk. Combined with castle acre castle made a great day out.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

We packed a picnic and went for a hike in the surrounding area. It is spacious and holds a lot of history, even outside the priory. The castle ruins must be experienced. Lovely day in Norfolk visiting this English heritage. Parking was easy in the nearby town and there is easy access to cleaning facilities and wc.

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

This is an amazing site. Very extensive and well looked after by English Heritage. prior's house still standing was really interesting. What a shame so much damage was done to a house of God. The church was enormous and must have been very imposing and beautiful. I can see why the monk's housing was destroyed, but why not keep the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

We visited on a sunny afternoon & it was quite delightful. There is an aura of calm about these ruins that can be lacking in other places. Good audio guide but some parts were rather lengthy in their explanations. Plenty of benches to be able to sit & contemplate, truly relaxing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Great place for history buffs :) would be nice if it were free or cheaper. Parking available and set in a lovely village

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Far more interesting than expected take the audio player with you makes the walk round more educational worth a visit,

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Chipping Norton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Great site, looked after by English Heritage. gives a really clear idea about the layout of a medieval monastery. Photographers would enjoy themselves here.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Another must when visiting Norfolk. The Priory as Castle Acre are part of the English Heritage collection. Very easy to get to, either parking in the village or at the entrance, a few steps from the reception where tickets can be obtained for non-members. Disable access to the ground floor and a very short walk from the reception area.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

The abbey ruins and castle ae as good as many of the better known ones up north, easy to negotiate although access requires a bit of effort and a wonderful site a very good overview is obtained from the castle ruins. The beauty of this site is that it is on the dge of a lovely unspoilt village boasting an... More 

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Address: Castle Acre, Castle Acre, King's Lynn PE32 2XD, England
Phone Number: +44-(0)1760-755394
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Norfolk  >  King's Lynn  >  Castle Acre

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