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Castle Acre Priory

Address: Castle Acre, King's Lynn PE32 2XD, England
Phone Number: +44-(0)1760-755394
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Ranked #2 of 21 Attractions in King's Lynn
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Norfolk, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

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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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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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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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Very well kept and interesting. A lovely sunny day when I arrived, I'm sure this helpped. Nice cafe nearby makes it a great day out.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

interesting ruins to visit, could be made even more interesting by guides being available to impart their local knowledge. Castle Rising is a lovely village, very old, beautiful buildings , odd shaped tower on the church. Nice pub and tea rooms in the village

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Swaffham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Large priory ruins in a beautiful little Norfolk village. Superb motte and bailey castle nearby and lovely walks surrounding Castle Acre and the Nar Valley

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Matlock, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

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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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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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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