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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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An excellently presented, peaceful,and highly evocative site

I was lucky to visit Castle Acre one very rainy afternoon in August. Lucky, because it was deserted. It is hard to imagine a more atmospheric place, wonderfully and sensitively... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 4, 2015
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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015 NEW via mobile

I was lucky to visit Castle Acre one very rainy afternoon in August. Lucky, because it was deserted. It is hard to imagine a more atmospheric place, wonderfully and sensitively conserved by English Heritage. It is located in a beautiful village with other sites too, especially the castle and the historic parish church (not to mention a great pub, the... More 

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King's Lynn, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

This unique ruin gives a relaxing and fascinating experience of what the priory was like in the 11th century. This is a jewel in the west Norfolk countryside that shouldn’t be missed

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

beautiful, well preserved ruined Priory in peaceful countryside setting, at edge of a village with amenities and further walks and attractions

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

A really atmospheric place, so much area to walk around lovely to sit on the grass and think about how things used to be, great to take the kids for a picnic, walk the dog or just sit and read.

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Southwold, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

amazing ethereal place steeped in history and so well worth a visit and not to be missed or driven past if you are in the area doing something else

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Rochester, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Well worth climbing the stairs and exploring the building that you can get inside. Some nice sculpture details. The exhibition in the visitor centre explains the site very well. We couldn't find one of the carving of an owl mentioned in the activity sheet though. Even the member of staff we spoke to said that he couldn't either. We drove... More 

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Crook, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

This attraction is excellent but unfortunately is difficult to find, and consequently was very quiet which was lovely for us as we explored in peace and tranquility around this wonderful site. There is so much of the priory still here, the Priors lodging is in amazing condition. There is an entrance fee but you can spend quite some time here.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We visited during an event - Medieval day. It was a great day out, the re-enactors were knowledgeable and friendly and took time to talk to us about their area of knowledge. The fighting display was entertaining and funny and the priory ruins are beautiful although there isn't an awful lot to do for children at the ruins themselves.

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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

A warm welcome from the EH staff and easy to park right next to the entrance vestibule. The priory offers an atmospheric vista and interesting ruins both indoor and outdoor. On the day, a Medieval event was being hosted in the grounds complete with encampment which added to the atmosphere. Be sure and pack a picnic as there is only... More 

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Worcester Park
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Worth a visit especially if you are unsure how a monastery was laid out/set up before the Dissolution. Entrance included an audio guide which was rather well done allowing the visitor to dip in and out if the whole thing was not required. Also offered further details in selected areas and a children's guide. The Prior's lodgings are the best... More 

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