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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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Castle acre priory is one of the best historic sites around. Just walking round the site your imagination can run away with you imagining how grand and huge the place actually... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Castle acre priory is one of the best historic sites around. Just walking round the site your imagination can run away with you imagining how grand and huge the place actually was. My wife and I visited early one Sunday morning in January we had the place to ourselves for a little while. It was a beautiful sunny winter morning... More 

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Leicester, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was such an unexpected lovely time in a lovely area. The staff very informative and the audio phone gave great info as well.

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King's Lynn, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice place. If you visit kings Lynn you don't forget visit this place.and kings Lynn town centre best Indian restaurants taste of India 2/4 blackfairs street pe301nn. Tel no= 01553772343.

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Hornchurch, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015

Went here to look round when we had family over from Cyprus and was a great morning out. Lovely views over the countryside, and nice photos to be had. Would recommend if you are in the area. Thanks

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Spalding, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015

I have been here several time, once during a medieval re enactment. The tour guide is slightly confusing as its a portable hand held gadget, but I was never quite sure where I was supposed to be facing. But very interesting, all the same. Most enjoyable

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Princeton, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

This was the home of a Cluniac priory, probably founded in the late 11th century and the church, that has the bulk of the west façade still standing is thought to have been built in the early 12th century. Subsequent additions are largely in ruins, although the Prior’s residence is more intact. As with a number of English Heritage sites,... More 

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Wisbech, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

the castle is beautiful and has some great detail in the architecture, very good for school trips but fun for all ages

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

The priory is in remarkable condition to say it was built prior to Henry 8th reign. It has survived the Dissolution of the Monastries and there is much left to explore. The notices helped us to visualise where the monks lived, slept, assembled in the morning for inspirational prayers and teachings; there was a separate sleeping area for the sick... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

If you visit the Priory here at historic Castle Acre after first visiting the remains of the castle, you are probably expecting more of the same. It comes as a pleasant surprise, therefore, to discover that there is still quite a lot to see - and wonder at - here. The West front of the massive Abbey church is the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

It was lovely and sunny when we visited. We had one of the talking guides that you can pick up as you enter after paying. These are free and very informative. Took my daughter and myself about 75 mins to walk round. But then we don't rush. We went up the tiny spiral staircase to view the few rooms up... More 

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