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Castle Acre Priory

Castle Acre, Castle Acre, King's Lynn PE32 2XD, England
+44 1760 755394
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Wonderful and informative

We were staying in Swaffham so drove out to see Castle Acre and the Priory. Ran out of time to... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
unimumNorfolk
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norfolk
Interesting Insight Upon Monastic Life

There is parking at the site, approached through an impressive ruined gatehouse. There are WC... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
CG101010
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London, United Kingdom
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Castle Acre, Castle Acre, King's Lynn PE32 2XD, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We were staying in Swaffham so drove out to see Castle Acre and the Priory. Ran out of time to visit the castle as well. As usual, a well run historical site by English Heritage. The audio is a boon, explaining the history as you...More

Thank unimumNorfolk
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

There is parking at the site, approached through an impressive ruined gatehouse. There are WC facilities in the car park and a small gift shop and museum. The site is run by English Heritage so non members need to pay an entrance fee. This includes...More

Thank CG101010
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A great 6.5 mile walk around Castle Acre taking in both the Castle as well as the Priory. Having parked at the Castle we walked round this site, which had appropriate signage to give you the basic details of the Castle and the grounds which...More

Thank Peter C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We are members of English heritage and enjoyed our visit had it to ourselves and was great to see and walk around and take our dogs

Thank happydaft
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On a recent visit to Castle Acre I visited the Priory. What a gem! It is so lovely and quiet. The priory is a ruin and because there is so much of it to see it does take an hour or two to go all...More

1  Thank Marion C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Worth a visit, particularly because the Norman Castle is nearby. Great places to eat too. Local shop and pubs to enjoy, very much a family day out

Thank ironimp
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The site is well preserved with a small but engaging and informative museum at the entrance. The audio guide gives a good overview of the site and there is a lot to look at and take in. The site is also quite picturesque making it...More

Thank methenomad
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We took our little boy to look at these ruins and they are very pretty Obviously it’s English heritage but it’s not expensive to see. It’s not very big tho so it’s a quick walk around. I’d advise if it was a nice day take...More

Thank Lyndseyb22bolam
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Incredibly enjoyable visit to the priory today. Having been slightly underwhelmed on visits to other historical ruins in East Anglia, this really was a different story. Amazing to see how much of this site has been preserved. A beautiful place indeed.

Thank Ramona A
Reviewed 4 weeks 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
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Jolita K
4 July 2017|
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Response from julieenefer | Property representative |
Hi Please contact the site for more information Thank you
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Junosmum
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
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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!
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