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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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A hidden gem

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

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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Guildford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

My husband and I spent a long time exploring this Priory. It is very interesting and well worth a visit.

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Basingstoke, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

We parked in the village and walked down to the priory, although there is parking on site. It's a beautiful site, very extensive ruins with some very interesting features. The ruins of the priory church are huge, and it's easy to envisage what a spectacular place it must have been before Henry VIII.

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Lovely village with pub, amazing Motte and Bailey Castle, nice 16th cent church plus the Priory all in a small area

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

This is an excellent place to visit especially with children.... The staff are very helpful, there is a free audio guide that our six year old could use easily, the place is beautifully kept and there are excellent picnic tables set at the front of the Priory under the trees. Take a picnic as there is no cafe , just... More 

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

Do the audio tour. Well worth the money. Brought the whole place to life.The actual site is massive and great fun to explore. Walk down to the river afterwards.

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

I rang Castle Acre Priory the day before our visit to check whether our motorhome could get access and have somewhere to park, The lady who answered the phone was on the ball and told me exactly where to park so that my nose was not stuck out, so to speak! The staff on our arrival were very helpful and... More 

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Beccles, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

This is a fabulous English Heritage site which really conveys the sheer size of what, numerically, was quite a small priory. The audio commentary is extremely informative and well paced, allowing you to find extra detail if required. It is fascinating to see how the buildings were adapted and extended over the years. I have to disagree with Comforthfamily -... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Castle Acre Priory and the neighbouring Bailey Gate/Castle require some good mobility. A fair proportion is up steep climbs or twisting stairs etc. Not saying you need to be amazingly fit but just expect to need to have sturdy feet/legs and be prepared to contort slightly (mainly at the Priory) I have read other reviews telling people that you do... More 

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Ipswich, England, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

You can see the priory without having to pay the extortionate price to get in. The castle up the road is free, not sure what else there was to see here in addition. Maybe the visitors centre, but definitely not worth the money. Disappointing, Castle Rising is much better and far more reasonably priced.

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Address: 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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