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Castle Acre Priory

Castle Acre, Castle Acre, King's Lynn PE32 2XD, England
+44 1760 755394
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Informative interpretation captures a thriving Medieval monastic community

Highly recommend; with the castle down the road (not so impressive and poorly signposted), the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
London, England, United Kingdom
Extensive ruins - well worth a visit

Ruins of a large Cluniac Priory. A couple of areas are still in good condition - particularly the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Reading, United Kingdom
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Castle Acre, Castle Acre, King's Lynn PE32 2XD, England
+44 1760 755394
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Reviewed yesterday

Highly recommend; with the castle down the road (not so impressive and poorly signposted), the fantastic Ostrich pub in the village, a rather plain village church and this - the jewel in the crown - a trip to Castle Acre makes for a riveting day...More

Thank 233nickb
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ruins of a large Cluniac Priory. A couple of areas are still in good condition - particularly the Prior's quarters. Much of the West frontage is still quite well decorated. Wonderfully situated just outside a nice quiet village where there is also the ruins of...More

Thank Clivel_98
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely ruins in pretty setting, many details still to be seen with useful information boards. Plenty of seats around to stop and take it all in. There is also a garden area selling herb plants and an English Heritage gift shop where you can also...More

Thank Susan24
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Priory is in ruins but none the less quiet well preserved. Its possible to make out all the major rooms and areas. A car park is provided. The village of Castle Acre has many tea rooms, pub, B&B's and shops. Their is also the...More

Thank buskerboy
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A beautiful place to wander around and marvel at the history, stories and architect of a magnificent place.

Thank A N
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

We visited Castle Acre, the Priory and the Castle on the same day. They are in walking distance of each other. The Priory is in very good condition and walking rounds the grounds was enjoyable. There's also a nice herb garden. There are tables to...More

Thank RuthsTravels_2015
Reviewed 16 April 2017

Often visit here and walk the dogs close by but i recommend a visit to the priory, its a lovely way to spend a few hours audio tours offered and parts still in tact.

Thank Traci H
Reviewed 1 April 2017

Went today with Mum in her wheelchair and our dog, both welcomed by the staff who were very helpful, we were given a map of the site and told which route was best for wheelchairs. Its a good slope going down to the priory and...More

Thank Junosmum
Reviewed 28 February 2017

I love walking around this priory it's amazing and the room it still has with the big table and magnificent window it really can transport you back in time.

Thank _skinnyeskim
Reviewed 24 February 2017

Castle Acre Priory is a fascinating place to visit. Although it's largely a ruin there is still a portion standing. We were able to take our dog round the grounds.

Thank Hamish C
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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