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Castle Acre Priory

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Well run English heritage site

A great place to visit on a beautiful spring day. Friendly and helpful staff and a seriously good... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Nigel S
Norwich, United Kingdom
Stunning ruins in beautiful village.

On a crisp sunny day the ruins of Castle Acre Priory and the nearby castle are well worth visiting... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Norwich, United Kingdom
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Castle Acre, King's Lynn PE32 2XD, England
+44 1760 755394
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All reviews audio guide english heritage herb garden well worth a visit beautiful village great site entrance fee lovely place information boards sunny day walk around run around henry viii interesting place gift shop small museum free entry
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great place to visit on a beautiful spring day. Friendly and helpful staff and a seriously good exhibition explaining the Priory’s origins. We struggled with the audio guide but I think that was down to us. Beautiful ruins, which must have been astonishing before...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Nigel S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

On a crisp sunny day the ruins of Castle Acre Priory and the nearby castle are well worth visiting. No cafe so we took picnic and Sat at tables overlooking the buildings. Very atmospheric and beautiful.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful, historic location, very intetesting exhibuts, excellent audio guide. Picknick areas, small gift shop & friendly, helpful staff made for an enjoyable & educational visit

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank pud3
Reviewed 9 February 2019

A surprisingly large ruin nestled on the outskirts of Castle Acre. We were pleasantly surprised by the quantity of information on offer both in the visitors centre and dotted around the site. There are quite a few rooms to explore and if you look closely,...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Elodie L
Reviewed 27 January 2019

One of the best English heritage places I’ve visited . Well worth travelling a distance to see this amazing place and wonderful friendly staff

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank David W
Reviewed 30 December 2018 via mobile

Staying locally, we decided to take a short drive to Castle Acre, it's priory and castle. We could not have been welcomed more to the priory and were shown the tourist centre and purchase an informative guide book before being let loose. The priory itself...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 13 December 2018

Castle Acre Priory is really interesting in itself, with a good shop. Couple this with Castle Acre village and the castle you have a great day out! Interesting little shops and good pubs to eat and drink in, what more could you want!

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 11 December 2018 via mobile

Lovely place to visit around Norfolk. Lots more places like this in Norfolk a must to visit beautiful place

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank CarolM3181
Reviewed 6 December 2018

We stopped off here quite by chance while touring Norfolk. What a lovely surprise. Quaint little village with an amazing walk around the castle & priory along the river Nar. We hadn't expected this opportunity to see one of the oldest best preserved monastic buildings...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank AllanRosemary
Reviewed 7 November 2018

Lots of history and lovely relaxing walk, quite hilly take good walking shoes. cameras handy. Castle Acre is a great village to explore.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Jolita K
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Response from Julie E | Property representative |
Hi Please contact the site for more information Thank you
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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
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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!