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Castle Acre Priory

Castle Acre, Castle Acre, King's Lynn PE32 2XD, England
+44 1760 755394
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Beautiful, inspiring, wonderful and tranquil

In a word: marvelous! Medieval monks certainly knew how to create beautiful architecture. Even the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Guelph, Canada
A medieval site

This site is exceptionally large, in fact the whole village is within its bounds. The large priory... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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Castle Acre, Castle Acre, King's Lynn PE32 2XD, England
+44 1760 755394
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Reviewed 4 days ago

In a word: marvelous! Medieval monks certainly knew how to create beautiful architecture. Even the remaining bones of the priory still inspire awe. A wonderful place to wander and wonder.

Thank Eirewolf
Reviewed 4 days ago

This site is exceptionally large, in fact the whole village is within its bounds. The large priory church, cloisters, dormitories etc were built by a Norman knight on the steep backs of the river Mar. Today most of it is just ruin though the Prior’s...More

Thank bjchampness
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an exceptional ruin. Under the auspices of English Heritage the priory is a most fascinating place. The use of the audio guide is to be recommended which explains the history and the layout of what you are seeing. We received a very warm...More

Thank Violet250951
Reviewed 1 week ago

Really enjoyed our visit to Castle Acre Priory. The latrine block was well-preserved and was fascinating, but the highlight for me was the prior's lodgings with the Tudor roses visible on the beams and you could also see where the mediaeval wall paintings had been....More

Thank Susan B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing ruins with a full layout of how and where the Monks lived. The children loved the Monk's toilet building over the stream. Beatutiful herb garden showing the four different uses of herbs. The museum is small but very informative. Great gift shop.

Thank Wendy A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having visited over many years,it never becomes boring as besides the history of the Priory,there is the charm of the local chalk stream and shops&pubs

Thank 293fergs
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took our teenage sons and spent a few hours here as there are wonderful walks around with very clean rivers, a ford and lovely village to visit too. Must have been spectacular in its hey day as still wonderful to see now.

1  Thank Dawn C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Despite is being a drizzly morning we really enjoyed our visit. Lots of atmosphere and a very impressive site. Would definitely recommend if you're in the area. £7 entry for adults. Under 5's are free. We spent probably just under an hour there and then...More

1  Thank eheale79
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Audio Guide made these ruins come alive. The site is very well presented with good signage and adequate access.It would be good for picnics. There is parking at the visitor centre though many chose to park near the church which could be included in...More

1  Thank mikeandros
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As with all English Heritage properties it was rather expensive to get in, but we enjoyed our visit and if you take the effort to listen to the audio files you can learn a lot. Park here, visit the priory and then walk through the...More

Thank Seahorse412013
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Jolita K
4 July 2017|
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Response from petertheb | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for delay in answering but I am confident Castle Acre Priory do hold wedding photo shoots. All the very best for your special day.
19 March 2017|
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Response from hfulton32 | Reviewed this property |
So sorry I can't remember if the visitors' centre/entrance has steps. You could ring 0370 333 1181 to check. The (outside) loos are not wheelchair friendly but on the above no you can check if there's an adapted one inside... More
Jo M
24 October 2016|
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Response from Heather S | Reviewed this property |
Yes, fine with dogs, as long as they are on a lead. And obviously you have the poo bag handy!