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Castle Acre Priory

Castle Acre, Norwich PE32 2AR, England
44-(0)-1760-755394
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Ranked #8 of 100 Attractions in Norwich
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
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Matlock, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 NEW

We walked our dog around the priory without actually going into the main area, and it's such a beautiful place. The architecture is beautiful and the surrounding park has plenty of paths and rivers to explore. Definitely worth a visit on a nice day,

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essex
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Wow what a place to visit and the views are amasing. Such a peaceful & thought provoking place, its amazing how this was built all them years ago & gone through so much over the years & still standing strong. The ladies in there are so friendly & helpful. Would definitely go back when in the area .

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Pontefract, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Visited the priory and had such a lovely walk in the Castle Acre area. Beautiful countryside. Great little pub in the village and a couple of tearooms (though the latter is not always open). Educational and very interesting. definately recommend a visit.

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Fayetteville, Arkansas
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255 reviews 255 reviews
89 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

This is a very historic site and allows you a little vision into the past. The remains are very interesting and it is very beautiful here. It makes a delightful time of exploring England's past.

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United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 via mobile

It is a ruined priory owned by English Heritage. The price is good and comes with a free audio guide. The priory is a pretty good size and the with plenty of places to explore including some still intact rooms and a near fully intact west end which looks great.There is plenty of land and a lovely place for a... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

The ruins themselves are extremely well maintained and delightful to walk around. The only downside is that as a religious site I felt that the respect it should command wasn't apparant When we visited there were a lot of children running around playing shouting and jumping up and down on the floors above our heads. It was difficult to imagine... More

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Wymondham, United Kingdom
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79 reviews 79 reviews
25 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Yes English Heritage, with an audio which is essential to have. It was better than we expected, worth a visit. If the weather is good take a picnic, it will make the whole experience even better.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Wow - what an experience! I've driven past Castle Acre, for over fifty years, on my way to North Norfolk, but never once have I taken the trouble to veer off the A1065, a mere mile or so, to Castle Acre, to sample its offer. I've pottered round historic sites, all over the world, from Machu Picchu to Pompeii, but... More

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Hertfordshire
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47 reviews 47 reviews
24 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Great place to allow children to run around and explore freely. Less commercialised and over done than many such places. Good place to meet up with family or friends on a nice day. NB All outside so not a wet weather attraction.

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Mildenhall, United Kingdom
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142 reviews 142 reviews
69 attraction reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 via mobile

This is a nice place to visit for a short history lesson. Children will be entertained too by being able to stroll and run through the grounds and old buildings. If you can visit during the falconry demonstrations, then definitely do it. You could easily go and see two different shows as they are about 30 mins long and run... More

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