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Castle Acre Priory

Castle Acre, Norwich PE32 2AR, England
44-(0)-1760-755394
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Ranked #12 of 96 Attractions in Norwich
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
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Mildenhall, United Kingdom
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130 reviews 130 reviews
66 attraction reviews
102 helpful votes 102 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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Bungay, United Kingdom
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32 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

We've been to this superb site a few times but it repays return visits. It's not hard to imagine the splendour of the priory church and the near luxury of the prior's personal apartment. The interpretation boards are good but take the free audio tour, which has a separate section for children. If time permits, visit Castle Acre Castle -... More

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suffolk
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8 reviews 8 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Best Priory ruins in East Anglia and well worth visiting. Set in the delightful village go Castle Acre

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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Impressive Priory worth further investigation when more time is available to visit castle also in Castle Acre

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Corby, United Kingdom
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52 reviews 52 reviews
11 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 via mobile

As members of English Heritage we (wife, child, teenager and self) visited this site on the day that a special event was being held to provide visitors with an insight into life in medieval England. A range of activities and demonstrations were on hand during the day which are not a normal part of the visitor experience here. Nevertheless the... More

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London
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75 reviews 75 reviews
28 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

One could well imagine the hierarchy of Monks living here 400 years ago. In the height of luxury and growing fat from indulgences and offerings from the nobility, warriors and working classes. Or at least the Prior. And then one day 400 years ago, they were told to leave. Assets expropriated by the King of the time and split up... More

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London, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

I love this place, it's so beautiful and picturesque, looked after very well by staff and somewhere we visit regularly no complaints at all!! Recently had an event on which was very good, will return again and again

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San Francisco, California
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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

An abandoned Priory built around 1089 and close to the village of Castle Acre. I highly recommend going and visiting this place. I

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Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

I loved the whole tour of the place. The location in itself is perfect for a visit. Very scenic. You have to pay a fee for entrance which is quite reasonable and make sure you go for the audio tour which is quite adequate and well suited for the history and exploration of the place. They also have a good... More

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Perth, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Castle Acre Priory is part of English Heritage, so if you are a member of Historic Scotland, you get reciprocal 'free' entry to their sites in England. Castle Acre Priory and the Castle is between Fakenham and Dereham in Norfolk close to the village of the same name. When we visited, they were having a Mediaeval weekend. A host of... More

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