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Castle Acre Priory

Castle Acre, Norwich PE32 2AR, England
44-(0)-1760-755394
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Ranked #10 of 92 attractions in Norwich
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
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Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

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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london
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

such a surprise to find this gem.Unlike some places it does cost to enter but very reasonable £6.Free audio tour.Fascinating. Such a big place, visit in conjunction with the castle to get the full experience.We loved it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Not too busy - excellent value if you are a member of English Heritage. A lot of recent work on the walls has lifted the experience.

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Croydon UK
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13 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Visited last weekend. Used the audioguide which was very helpful and worthwhile. Ruins of the priory are in a lovely location and we spent some time exploring them. There's a pretty herb garden which is fascinating - seating provided so you can sit and enjoy it. Good display and information about the history and background of the priory. Well-stocked gift... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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30 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

This is a gorgeous ruined Cluniac monastery. I really enjoyed clambering over the ruins and the quiet scenery.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Set in some amazing grounds, beautiful village with quaint tea rooms and the Ostrich. All in all a very pleasant sunday afternoon stroll walking in and around the ruins.

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Northants, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Don't why I'd never heard of Castle Acre. The ruins of the priory and castle are very well preserved by English Heritage. Excellent audio guides.

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

I've always enjoyed visiting historical sites (i'm a history graduate, with an emphasis on medieval architecture). Was in the north Norfolk area, so my partner and I visited. Spent a great 3 hours, having a lovely time learning, and admiring the place. Loved the herb garden! staff were great, and really helpful, especially seeing as my partner and i finally... More

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England
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27 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

We visited the Priory on a lovely sunny day so were able to stroll with ease. Very friendly, helpful staff as you enter and a free audio guide which was excellent and well worth picking up. A pretty little herb garden starts the walk then a path takes you down to the very impressive ruins. The whole scale of the... More

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