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Castle Acre Priory

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Address: Castle Acre, Castle Acre, King's Lynn PE32 2XD, England
Phone Number: +44-(0)1760-755394
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Have the river walk and see the priory for free.

If you start by parking in the car park for the castle and enjoy the free access to the castle then walk down to the bottom of the Bailey by the river there is a way through to a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
CornishSuspect
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King's Lynn, United Kingdom
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King's Lynn, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you start by parking in the car park for the castle and enjoy the free access to the castle then walk down to the bottom of the Bailey by the river there is a way through to a terrific footpath along the River Nar. After only half a mile you will start to see the priory and then follow... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you like history a great place to visit. Peaceful walks and interesting ruins to visit . castle acre is a beautiful village to visit.

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Thank Miroslaw10
Colchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited here on a weekend away & it was more than expected. Stayed for 2/3 hours of walking, sitting & learning the history, beautiful grounds with part ruins of this other life. Staff very friendly, great gift shop with little information centre with a thorough history of site, used the electronic tour guide which was a great help.

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Thank Christine H
Basildon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

A fascinating place to visit, steeped in history and character. Around £13 for 2 adults was quite reasonable in my opinion. The size of the place is huge and there is so much to take in! We loved that you could walk around at your leisure just taking it all in. There is so much to see, it's just a... More 

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Thank AlwaysOverPar
Norwich, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited on a hot July day, got in free as we are EH members, but it would cost you £7.30 as a non-member... quite pricey in my opinion but it is one of the largest surviving priorys in Europe so you may feel it is worth it. Lots of parking available, and friendly staff in the gift shop. On the... More 

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Thank Matthew S
Norfolk
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Set in the village of Castle Acre the Prior is about 900 years old and built after the Norman conquest of 1066. You can spend a good couple of hours walking round the ruins and if you bring a pick nick you can sit in the garden and enjoy the view. If you are a fan of history this is... More 

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King's Lynn, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

An English Heritage property in a village steeped in history. There is more of the Priory to see than you imagine from walking by - and there are many good walks around here. To a Norfolk visitor, make a day of it, find the walks..visit the Castle site then visit the priory. Lunch in a tea shop or the Ostrich... More 

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Around 1000 years old and must have been an amazing place in its day. I do not have much to say but I have attached a couple of images as they say it all. A really enjoyable trip and yes it needs the weather.

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Thank Mike T
Thorpe Market, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great morning revisiting the castle at Castle Acre. Last time was when the children were growing up. I had forgotten how deep the ditches / moats are. And how small and solid the main castle actually is. When I visited before it was to give the children a great place to run about in. It's great for that.... More 

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Thank Peter W
Swaffham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

Smaller than Fountains, but plenty to do, and still has most of the prior's lodgings intact. As with other English Heritage properties, you can take a walking tour with an electronic guide, but even if you don't, there is plenty to see. Another place for a great picnic if the weather is good, and some neat photography whatever. There is... More 

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