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Castle Acre Priory

Castle Acre, Castle Acre, King's Lynn PE32 2XD, England
+44 1760 755394
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afternoon visit

went to go in but when saw the price decided that it was a lot of money to see ruins and the prices... read more

Reviewed yesterday
bill b
London, United Kingdom
So much more than you first expect.

We decided to have a walk just to see what the ruins were about. We left total attracted to the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Chesterfield, 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

went to go in but when saw the price decided that it was a lot of money to see ruins and the prices in the shop are to much

Thank bill b
Reviewed 3 days ago

We decided to have a walk just to see what the ruins were about. We left total attracted to the place. Yes it is a ruin of walls, but what a sense of tranquility and history. The audio tour was helpful and informative, but just...More

Thank besssie
Reviewed 6 days ago

Perfect place for a visit. You can feel the history in this place. (Ignore the reviews that moan about lack of access - you can't put ramps etc in a precious place of historical interest and heritage). Watch the old horror film "The Tomb of...More

Thank Roy D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well preserved remains of a Priory that suffered the ravages of the English Reformation. The story is well told in the English Heritage guide book and sign posts around the site. and there is an excellent small museum on the way in. Recommended for all...More

Thank dpearce449
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As ruined abbeys go, this lies in the midfield. The walls are still intact to almost room height & the West Front is remarkable. The Night Stairs to the monks dormitory are well preserved. The Prior's Chapel & chambers are in a good state of...More

Thank Peter B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What an amazing surprise. The view of a few ruins from the road does not tell half the story. This is a massive site, well preserved considering its age and the fact Henry knocked it down! English Heritage present it very well and there is...More

Thank crispycard
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I visited the priory with my husband and adult daughter. The peaceful atmosphere was remarkable. We were able to select an audio tour or guide ourselves around this well signposted site. We are all keen photographers and found much to occupy us. One hidden gem...More

Thank Gill L
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

We are English Heritage members and were looking forward to our visit to Castle Acre. There is lots to see - it's a great site to walk round. Well worth a visit.

Thank Elaine F
Reviewed 11 July 2017

A beautiful English Heritage property that is well worth the visit. I always find it fascinating that many such small villages of today were once so important in Medieval England. This is a prime example with the castle and priory. It is full of history...More

Thank uktravailer
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Have been here often as there are nice tea rooms and a good pub too .you can go winter and summer more things to see very close by

Thank roseymcgrath
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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!