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Castle Acre Priory

Castle Acre, Castle Acre, King's Lynn PE32 2XD, England
+44 1760 755394
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the habits of monks

This is a fine place to visit and see a example of how monks lived and worked. The building is a... read more

Reviewed 5 March 2016
Jennifer M
Bristol, United Kingdom
Strange but enjoyable

It was strange visiting a church in the ruins of an abbey. Staff are friendly and... read more

Reviewed 28 February 2016
Rob B
Tzaneen, South Africa
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Castle Acre, Castle Acre, King's Lynn PE32 2XD, England
+44 1760 755394
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Reviewed 5 March 2016

This is a fine place to visit and see a example of how monks lived and worked. The building is a ruin but still you can see the buildings were.It is a big site and certainly worth the visit .There is space to have a...More

Thank Jennifer M
Reviewed 28 February 2016

It was strange visiting a church in the ruins of an abbey. Staff are friendly and knowledgeable. Would be good to see some restorations done on the abbey.

Thank Rob B
Reviewed 9 February 2016 via mobile

Castle acre priory is one of the best historic sites around. Just walking round the site your imagination can run away with you imagining how grand and huge the place actually was. My wife and I visited early one Sunday morning in January we had...More

Thank Satfat2506
Reviewed 24 January 2016

This was such an unexpected lovely time in a lovely area. The staff very informative and the audio phone gave great info as well.

Thank joy49282
Reviewed 10 January 2016 via mobile

Very nice place. If you visit kings Lynn you don't forget visit this place.and kings Lynn town centre best Indian restaurants taste of India 2/4 blackfairs street pe301nn. Tel no= 01553772343.

1  Thank joaane15
Reviewed 27 November 2015

Went here to look round when we had family over from Cyprus and was a great morning out. Lovely views over the countryside, and nice photos to be had. Would recommend if you are in the area. Thanks

Thank Steve W
Reviewed 5 November 2015

I have been here several time, once during a medieval re enactment. The tour guide is slightly confusing as its a portable hand held gadget, but I was never quite sure where I was supposed to be facing. But very interesting, all the same. Most...More

Thank keziah c
Reviewed 23 October 2015

This was the home of a Cluniac priory, probably founded in the late 11th century and the church, that has the bulk of the west façade still standing is thought to have been built in the early 12th century. Subsequent additions are largely in ruins,...More

Thank Gogocar
Reviewed 19 October 2015

the castle is beautiful and has some great detail in the architecture, very good for school trips but fun for all ages

Thank Elizabeth B
Reviewed 11 October 2015

The priory is in remarkable condition to say it was built prior to Henry 8th reign. It has survived the Dissolution of the Monastries and there is much left to explore. The notices helped us to visualise where the monks lived, slept, assembled in the...More

1  Thank Roswoo
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Is this wheelchair friendly? Thinking about taking Mum to the West Acre gardens and then here.
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
Can you take dogs in to the grounds?
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!
Kirstin G
How do you get to Castle Acre Priory by public transport from Kings Lynn (and back again) at the weekend? There only seems to be 1 bus a day on Tuesdays /Friday but no return journeys later that day.
29 January 2015|
Response from Edward D | Reviewed this property |
The only bus service iis designed for locals to take a shoopping trip into Kings Lynn. Other wise you need to cycle or use a car.. If you like walking then you can take the X1 Dreham bus towards Norwich to Swaffham and it... More