Castle Acre: Castle Acre Priory

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Looking for: Heritage, Historical
Address: Castle Acre, King's Lynn, Norfolk, PE32 2XD
Postcode: PE32 2XD
Age Group: All Ages
Kids Activity: Outdoors
Telephone: 01760 755394
Website: Click Here

 This important Norfolk visitor attraction is one of the largest and best preserved monastic sites in England dating back to 1090.
It was the home of the first Cluniac order of monks to England and the Cluniac love of decoration is everywhere reflected in the extensive ruins.

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.

Check opening times and prices.
Don't Miss

    Why not also visit nearby Castle Acre Castle and Bailey Gate, or Castle Rising Castle.




Opening Times

    1 April - 30 September 2017
    Monday    10:00 - 18:00
    Tuesday    10:00 - 18:00
    Wednesday    10:00 - 18:00
    Thursday    10:00 - 18:00
    Friday    10:00 - 18:00
    Saturday    10:00 - 18:00
    Sunday    10:00 - 18:00
    Holiday opening times for this period
    Good Friday
    14 Apr 2017    10:00 - 18:00
    Easter Sunday
    16 Apr 2017    10:00 - 18:00
    Easter Monday
    17 Apr 2017    10:00 - 18:00
    Early May Bank Holiday
    1 May 2017    10:00 - 18:00
    Spring Bank Holiday
    29 May 2017    10:00 - 18:00
    Summer Bank Holiday
    28 Aug 2017    10:00 - 18:00

    1 October - 31 October 2017

    1 November 2017 - 29 March 2018

30 March 2018 onwards

Opening times will be available nearer the time