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Castle Acre Priory

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Address: Castle Acre, King's Lynn PE32 2XD, England
Phone Number: +44-(0)1760-755394
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Stunning sight despite not being open.

We arrived to find the actual site closed but that worked to our advantage in that the day was beautiful and we walked all around the perimeter of the site. This gave us access to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 10, 2015
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Spalding, England, United Kingdom
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Spalding, England, United Kingdom
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57 reviews 57 reviews
35 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

We arrived to find the actual site closed but that worked to our advantage in that the day was beautiful and we walked all around the perimeter of the site. This gave us access to views we may not have seen if we had been inside. We took a walk along the River Nar...very picturesque and complete with ford. The... More 

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Australia
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36 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

This english heritage managed site offers some wonderful ruins on a monastic site that reaches back almost a 1000 years. Its a great place for a walk with an atmospheric countryside setting. The Prior's lodging has some wonderful details and the ancient west end gable is still an impressive structure though in a state of ruin.

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Very interesting to see the old ruins of the priory and to imagine what life was like. Parking on site and small fee to pay to get in

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London, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
18 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

This is a super ruined abbey, with wonderful carvings on the west door of the abbey. The stream, where ye olde latrines were, is particularly good at envisaging what it might have looked like. The small museum is helpful too.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

This is a great little Priory, and if you are into ruins and old architecture than you will be in your element. The recorded tour is informative, although our battery did run out after one or two stops, but it didn't worry us as the rest of the layout made sense. Great for photo's and looks stunning in the sunshine.

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

The priory and the Castle Acre and very close to each other in walking distance. If you are in this part of the world I would really recommend a look. It's free to entre the Castle grounds but the Priory is National Trust, and so there is a charge. However, you can walk around the outside of the Priory for... More 

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Norfolk, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

We live near here but often visit. One of the best preserved monastery ruin in the country. Still inhabitable in places. Good grounds for exercising children. Interesting herb garden. A small display on the whole village and nearby castle ruins. Take the audio tour. Sadly only open at weekends in the winter. Well worth a detour.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

There are some historical sites that need absolutely no organised tourism aspect to them (especially to a history enthusiast like myself) and this is certainly one of them. The attention of the visitor is grabbed even as you approach the priory. The extensive ruins come into view, and you'll drive past the crumbling, although still impressive, outer walls and through... More 

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Great Britain
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101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Good parking. Interesting Priory remains. The traditional, period herb garden was a nice extra touch

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King's Lynn, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

A visit here will not disappoint. Lots to see and soak up in this unique setting in this picturesque village. Quaint village shops and tea rooms.

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