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Castle Acre Priory

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Address: Castle Acre, Castle Acre, King's Lynn PE32 2XD, England
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Plenty of space for children to run about

Interesting for older children and you can get a tour set to take round, plenty of room for younger children to run about, well kept,

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Samantha H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting for older children and you can get a tour set to take round, plenty of room for younger children to run about, well kept,

Thank Samantha H
King's Lynn, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lose yourself in the days before HenryVIII, how the monks lived and worked in this amazing place. Stroll amongst the ruins and imagine what it was like in its hayday.

Thank julie3wwn
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If sunny day hurry up and go there! Beautiful, magical and stunning place. Every stone has its history.Highly recommended.

Thank Aneta F
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were very lucky and arrived just after opening (10am) on a gorgeous sunny Sunday. We had the whole Priory to ourselves. So well preserved that you are able to really imagine what life was like in the Priory.

Thank JonesPhilJ
London, UK
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Recently visited the village, including viewing the castle and walked from there to the Priory. As a member of English Heritage entrance was free, if not a member then there is a charge to visit the site. Comes with audioguide. Some useful commentary and exhibits to explain the origins of the site, the way of life for the monks, and... More 

Thank Harpesharp
Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

It may be a ruin, a shadow of its former glory but the Priory is truly beautiful. On a sunny day I would argue there are few places that are as relaxing as this. You have to pay to enter the site, it is managed by English Heritage but you can walk around the fenced edge for free and then... More 

Thank Andrew L
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

We walked around the priory in a crisp November morning, it was a Friday so we could only walk around the outside (it only opens at the weekend off seasons) but was still beautiful to see with so much history and so much intact. Recommend walking to it then walking past the church and then walking onto the castle!

Thank RachyPoodles343
Cromer, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

Well worth seeking out this historic site. It is a little off the beaten track but worth making the effort. The village has some good places to eat as well.

Thank Tim B
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

Extensive remains including a latrine with a view and the interior of the Tudor priors chamber with painted beams and huge fire place. There is a lot to see and it is presented very well.

Thank KAW687
Chichester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

We stopped in Castle Acre to see the priory. It is just ruins, so I wonder what English Heritage uses the £6.60-7.30 for adult admission on? After watching the EH give some poor guy (who just wanted to restore an old falling down keep that EH had no prior interest in and turn it into his home) crap, red-tape, and... More 

Thank cls112

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