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Abbey, next open Tue 1 Nov 2016 - Fri 31 Mar 2017


Castle Acre Priory

Castle Acre Priory


The dramatic and beautiful West Front was designed to emphasise the importance of the priory and it still impresses visitors today. Walk the ruins of the church including the Cloister and Chapter House before entering the Prior’s Lodgings and exploring the rooms inside.

Enjoy the wonderful grounds as you pick your perfect picnic bench spot to stop for a bite with the gorgeous views of Castle Acre Priory for company. Let little ones run around and let off steam as there’s plenty of room in the grounds!

Visit the stonework display in the Prior’s Lodgings and find out how churches were made in Norman times. Challenge yourself to have a go at the interactive exhibition to see if you have what it takes to be a medieval builder.

Grab a trail leaflet and meet Brother Odo as he helps guide you round Castle Acre Priory then out into the village to explore the Bailey Gate and Castle Acre Castle, both English Heritage free sites. Castle Acre was an important medieval village and this trail helps you imagine all the different jobs people did back then – whether they worked, fought or prayed.

Coach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled accessEnglish Heritage PropertyFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsAccepts groups

Children welcome

Opening details

Season Dates Opening Hours
Tue 1 Nov 2016 - Fri 31 Mar 2017 Sat - Sun 10:00 to 16:00
Last admission one hour before closing. Check English Heritage web site before travelling.


The Manager

01760 755394


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



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Map reference: TF 813149  Lat: 52.70143 Long: 0.68252

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.

Parking: free


  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • English Heritage PropertyEnglish Heritage Property
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome