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Thetford Priory

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Enchanted place

Had no idea how large this priory had been. Again smashed by the ghastly Henry VIII. Beautiful... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Lovely grounds

A lovely walk if you're in Thetford, helpful info boards but not so much that you don't have a... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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All reviewsinformation boardshenry viiienglish heritagewander aroundburial placewell worth a visitlovely walkoriginal buildingfantastic sitesheer sizepeaceful placeeast angliafree of chargephoto opportunitiesstep back in timedad's armyruins
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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

Thank PlainJohnAdams
Reviewed 12 August 2018

We have just visited Thetford and walked to these ruins. The area was much larger than expected and aweinspiring. Despite some noisy children also visiting there was an air of peace at the site. The information boards were very good and made it a very...More

Thank Linda E
Reviewed 24 July 2018

This must have been spectacular, the area was very neat and there were artists impressions of what it was like so you could really feel the history.

Thank Mandy616
Reviewed 19 July 2018

The scale of this place and the ability for human kind to build such places without some of the engineering processes that we enjoy today is frankly inspiring. The various plaques around the priory show how people lived and their dedication to their beliefs. It...More

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Response from tregarth01 | Reviewed this property |
sorry I have been abroad, but yes they are.