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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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Excellent English Heritage property

These are interesting ruins with an intriguing history and some very well preserved areas. It is possible to go up to the second floor where the Prior's solar was, and the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
TraceyJandMike
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

These are interesting ruins with an intriguing history and some very well preserved areas. It is possible to go up to the second floor where the Prior's solar was, and the information boards provide enough details to enable you to picture the building as it was. You enter through a small but engaging museum, and can also walk through the... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This Priory is in a beautiful situation and very peaceful. The ruins are architecturally fascinating and we enjoyed looking around everywhere. The audio guide is very helpful and helps to recreate the original building in your mind.

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1 Thank mjc404
Coventry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a perfect day out at the priory and castle. There's loads of history and very informative..It's a great place for picnics.. walking the dog..children friendly grounds and as always English Heritage delivers a great day out...And before I forget take your camera!!!

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1 Thank BrummieCov
England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really interesting with the free audio tour. The prior's lodgings were really well preserved and you could climb up to the second floor.

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Bury
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Castle acre priory is situated in a beautiful spot on the outskirts of the pretty village of Castle Acre on the opposite side of the village to Castle Acre Castle. (Also worth a visit). There is a very good, easy to listen to audio tour, with some new and more unusual information. The ruins are remarkably intact, particularly the Priors... More 

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Thank Heather S
King's Lynn, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 weeks ago 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 weeks ago 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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Norwich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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