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Address: Castle Acre, Castle Acre, King's Lynn PE32 2XD, England
Phone Number: +44 1760 755394
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An excellent and atmospheric place to visit

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.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Cromer, United Kingdom
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Cromer, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Extensive remains including a latrine with a view and the interior of the Tudor priors chamber with painted beams and huge fire place. There is a lot to see and it is presented very well.

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Chichester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We stopped in Castle Acre to see the priory. It is just ruins, so I wonder what English Heritage uses the £6.60-7.30 for adult admission on? After watching the EH give some poor guy (who just wanted to restore an old falling down keep that EH had no prior interest in and turn it into his home) crap, red-tape, and... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Priory is a credit to English Heritage - the ruins are extensive, there's an audio guide if you need/want one and there are information panels dotted about the place. It's over 900 years old and you get a sense of what life must have been like back then as you wander through the remains of the monks dormitories and... More 

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Thank BaggieMark1964
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016 via mobile

This English Heritage site is very picturesque and interesting. The audio guide (not necessary but helpful) and information panels provide a detailed history. We spent about an hour here before going to the Castle Acre castle nearby.

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Thank Hannah S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

Excellently presented with some enclosed rooms in an Village worth ex[loring further with its Castle mote and Bailey and gate way spanning the road into the village from Swaffham direction. It is sited on the Peddars way, a Roman road, going north to the Coast to Brancaster. and excellent cycling /walking route much of which is a bridllewaY.

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Sutton Bridge, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

Very picturesque if you're out and about with your camera, be prepared to pay to enter the Priory but there are many opportunities to capture good images from a distance and from outside the boundaries.

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Thank Stefen D
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016 via mobile

The castle acre priory is a great place to go & get down with history. There are plenty of old ruins to look at with good detailed information boards.

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Thank Ash S
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016 via mobile

A truly beautiful spent Sunday walking through this priory, another place to marvel and ideal for a photographer.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016 via mobile

absolutely beautiful area lovely village the whole priory is fascinating to walk round such a shame it's in ruins. We'll worth the visit and the castle 5 minutes walk is nice too. enjoyed very much

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