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Castle Acre Priory was amazing. It still had painted ceiling planks and a lot of the carvings were... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Diane K
South Brunswick, New Jersey
Re-visited Castle Acre Priory Monastary

The herb gardens are wonderful (and were used for medicinal purposes in their day), as is the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Dave S
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Castle Acre, Castle Acre, King's Lynn PE32 2XD, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago

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

Thank Diane K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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

Thank Dave S
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank rogerrobert98
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank whetstoneview
Reviewed 1 week ago

Extensive ruins, including good Norman carving, in an attractive and peaceful setting. Good sign boarding and a good audio guide

Thank Madalyn H
Reviewed 1 week ago

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!

Thank sc0ttishdancer1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's a great place to see the results of a turbulent time in English history in a very lovely location. Around the ruin is peaceful and can be very relaxing.

Thank Billy M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank Sarah G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

Thank KimSned
Reviewed 17 June 2018 via mobile

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

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Jolita K
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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
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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!