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Thetford Priory

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Fantastic free ruin

This is a great set of ruins that are free to visit which is unusual as I've been to some lesser... read more

Reviewed 15 October 2018
Matthew S
Norwich, United Kingdom
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Took the dogs for a walk

Whilst away in Thetford with the dogs we were looking for somewhere to take the dogs for a... read more

Reviewed 10 October 2018
Sittingbourne, United Kingdom
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All reviews information boards henry viii wander around english heritage burial place free car park well worth a visit short walk from the town centre original building bus station fantastic site sheer size lovely walk peaceful place east anglia photo opportunities free of charge
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Reviewed 15 October 2018 via mobile

This is a great set of ruins that are free to visit which is unusual as I've been to some lesser English heritage places that would charge a few quid if they could. The actual size of the site itself is pretty big and you...More

Thank Matthew S
Reviewed 10 October 2018 via mobile

Whilst away in Thetford with the dogs we were looking for somewhere to take the dogs for a walk. We visited the Priory where dogs were allowed, it does state dogs must be kept on leads but as you can imagine “people can’t read” You...More

Thank AdamMorgan85
Reviewed 2 October 2018

This is a beautifully maintained site of a former Benedictine foundation. It is just a short walk from the town centre and the perfect place for a stroll or a picnic. It has a lovely atmosphere and, as others have remarked, is free to enter....More

Thank helvimoore
Reviewed 8 September 2018 via mobile

Had no idea how large this priory had been. Again smashed by the ghastly Henry VIII. Beautiful setting - great photo opportunities. Good historic signs and descriptions. An oasis of calm and tranquility. Plan to read up more about its history.

Thank 1aWisteria
Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

A lovely walk if you're in Thetford, helpful info boards but not so much that you don't have a sense of discovery. Free entry!

Thank paulbP1091ET
Reviewed 30 August 2018

Worth a visit. Clean and tidy with well kept grounds. The priory must have been huge in its day. Free entry too. Excellent.

Thank dcheesbrough
Reviewed 29 August 2018

We went here at the end of our Thetford visit, having already been to the Dad's Army and Charles Burrell Museum. I wasn't expecting much so was very pleasantly surprised by how extensive and informative the site is. It seemed a very peaceful place as...More

Thank Denise81156
Reviewed 28 August 2018

Combined our visit to the Priory with the Burrell Museum and Dad's Army museum. The ruins are atmospheric and well cared for with lots of information boards to add to the experience and unimpeded access to all areas. You can also take the dog so...More

Thank Tracy B
Reviewed 14 August 2018

Interesting incite into the past considering it's free, information boards are all around the site! Lots of broken glass when we went unfortunately and rubbish scattered about! Which is a shame but I suppose it's an ideal hangout for youths etc! It was ok for...More

Thank Jenny D
Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

I was surprised by the extent of the ruins, almost well up there alongside Leiston and Castle Acre, for example, but the much-mentioned gatehouse seems to be inaccessible, on private land. The information posts are not very well-positioned, which isn't an enormous problem as they...More

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9 October 2018|
Response from 1aWisteria | Reviewed this property |
Sorry not 100% but do seem to remember seeing a dog walker??
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Response from tregarth01 | Reviewed this property |
sorry I have been abroad, but yes they are.