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Castle Acre Priory

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Address: Castle Acre, Castle Acre, King's Lynn PE32 2XD, England
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+44 1760 755394
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Great place

I love walking around this priory it's amazing and the room it still has with the big table and magnificent window it really can transport you back in time.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love walking around this priory it's amazing and the room it still has with the big table and magnificent window it really can transport you back in time.

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Harlow, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Castle Acre Priory is a fascinating place to visit. Although it's largely a ruin there is still a portion standing. We were able to take our dog round the grounds.

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Thank Hamish C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2017

Interesting for older children and you can get a tour set to take round, plenty of room for younger children to run about, well kept,

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Thank Samantha H
King's Lynn, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2017

Lose yourself in the days before HenryVIII, how the monks lived and worked in this amazing place. Stroll amongst the ruins and imagine what it was like in its hayday.

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Thank julie3wwn
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 11, 2017

If sunny day hurry up and go there! Beautiful, magical and stunning place. Every stone has its history.Highly recommended.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 7, 2017

We were very lucky and arrived just after opening (10am) on a gorgeous sunny Sunday. We had the whole Priory to ourselves. So well preserved that you are able to really imagine what life was like in the Priory.

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London, UK
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 30, 2017

Recently visited the village, including viewing the castle and walked from there to the Priory. As a member of English Heritage entrance was free, if not a member then there is a charge to visit the site. Comes with audioguide. Some useful commentary and exhibits to explain the origins of the site, the way of life for the monks, and... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2017

It may be a ruin, a shadow of its former glory but the Priory is truly beautiful. On a sunny day I would argue there are few places that are as relaxing as this. You have to pay to enter the site, it is managed by English Heritage but you can walk around the fenced edge for free and then... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016 via mobile

We walked around the priory in a crisp November morning, it was a Friday so we could only walk around the outside (it only opens at the weekend off seasons) but was still beautiful to see with so much history and so much intact. Recommend walking to it then walking past the church and then walking onto the castle!

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Cromer, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2016

Well worth seeking out this historic site. It is a little off the beaten track but worth making the effort. The village has some good places to eat as well.

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