We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers: Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Castle Acre Priory was amazing. It still had painted ceiling planks and a lot of the carvings were still intact. Really impressed with it. I did wish the sun had been out because it would have been even prettier. One of my new favorites for...More
The herb gardens are wonderful (and were used for medicinal purposes in their day), as is the little shop. You can see almost every aspect of a monk’s life from the ruins, where they held mass, prepared meals, ate, slept, read, walked in the courtyard,...More
A very impressive ruined Priory. The Prior was a class above his Brothers judging by his house.The whole village is an outworking of the three classes of mediaevel men; those who work [the village], those who fight [Castle Acre] and those who pray [to keep...More
It is only when you visit sites like Castle Acre Priory that you realise how the destruction during the Dissolution of the monasteries and the Civil War has deprived us of some stunning buildings. Similar buildings may still be seen in some parts of Europe...More
Castle Acre Priory is a wonderful ruin!!
The architecture is amazing and you realise that the complete building must have been breath-taking.
Fascinating herb garden.
Plenty of information boards.
Excellent school trip venue!
What a lovely place - we visited on a hot and sunny day and loved mooching around the ruins with the audio guide, which is excellent. Our dogs were welcome and there's a good amount of picnic table seating under the trees with a great...More
This place is very atmospheric. Beautiful ruins really picturesque and very interesting. Lovely place to take a picnic to lots of nice seating scattered throughout the ruins or just sit on the grass under the shady trees.
I have a passion for monetties and cathedrals so visiting Castle acre was a real treat. The ruins are massive and there's plenty to look around. Found the Prior and monks rooms really interesting. It's very peaceful and an enjoyable day out for anyone I...More
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
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. The path to the priory is gravelled but the ground around the priory itself is pretty rough. With assistance tho a chair user could get round the main body of the church and the path around the other areas. Some will be hard to reach but you can see outlines of rooms etc from the path and get a good idea of layout . There is a great view of the whole west end and priors house from a reachable shaded picnic area. Wish I could remember more! Nell Scotland West