Castle Acre Priory

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There is much to see at the priory, including the beautiful west end church gable, prior’s lodging and substantial remains of many of the buildings round the cloister. The recreated herb garden grows herbs, which the monks would have used for medicinal, culinary and decorative purposes. Visitors can find out more about this beautiful priory from our exhibition, display of artefacts and audio tour.

Founded by the Warenne family soon after the Norman Conquest, for almost 450 years Castle Acre Priory in Norfolk was the home and workplace of monks and their servants, a refuge for pilgrims, and a stopping point for royalty, clergy and nobility. It was also part of a vast monastic network centred on the great abbey of Cluny in France. Today the priory remains are among the finest and best-preserved monastic ruins in England.

Guide Prices

Check website for admission prices.

Facilities

Accessibility

  • Disabled access

Booking & Payment Details

  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)

Catering

  • On-site light refreshments
  • Picnic site

Children

  • Children welcome

Groups

  • Facilities for educational visits

Parking

  • Free Parking

Property Facilities

  • Gift shop
  • Public toilets

Site Features

  • English Heritage Property

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups
  • Coach parties accepted

Map & Directions

Road Directions

By Road:
Take the A10 to King's Lynn.

By Public Transport:
From King's Lynn station it is 20 miles to Castle Acre Priory. Take either X1, 12A or 32 from the station. 48 or 68 minute journey plus 5 minute walk.


The nearest railway station is Kings Lynn, which is 14 miles away.

Castle Acre Priory

Type:Abbey

Stocks Green, Castle Acre, King's Lynn, Norfolk, PE32 2XD

Tel: 01760 755394

Awards

  • Visit EnglandVistEngland VAQAS Gold VistEngland VAQAS Gold 2018

Opening Times

* Last admission one hour before closing. Check English Heritage web site before travelling.

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