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.
A Tour of Norfolk's Gems with Dr Simon Thurley
Thu 4 Sep
Join Chief Executive Dr Simon Thurley for an exclusive guided tour of Norfolk's historic gems, including Castle Acre Priory, Castle Rising and Clifton House, Dr Thurley's family home.
Sat 13 & Sun 14 Sep 2014
Witness graceful hawks, elegant owls and fearsome falcons in flight as our expert falconers demonstrate the art of training, exercising and hunting with birds.
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Castle Acre, King's Lynn, Norfolk - PE32 2XD
For just £39 a year, English Heritage members get free entry to our properties and exclusive discounts.