St Olave's Priory

St Olave's Priory

Free Entry

Open any reasonable time during daylight hours


Beccles Road, St Olaves, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk NR31 9HE

Before You Go

The wonderfully complete 14th century brick-vaulted refectory undercroft - later a cottage occupied until 1902 - of a small Augustinian priory.

Read more about the history of the priory.

Before You Go

Parking: There is no car park for the site but our visitors are able to use the priory side of the car park at teh neighbouring Priory Farm Restaurant.

Directions for walkers: If visiting on foot from the A143, there is a footpath to the priory opposite the junction with Priory Road.

Access: Access to the entrance door for the priory is down a set of five brick steps, and there are areas of uneven surface around the site.

Facilities: There are no facilities on site but there is a pub, a restaurant and shops in the village.

Dogs: Dogs on leads are welcome in the grounds but only assistance dogs are welcome in the priory interior.

Plan a Great Day Out

If you're looking for things to do in the area, just over seven miles away you'll find the delightful Great Yarmouth Row House and Greyfriars' Cloisters. The Row Houses are two rare survivors of the town's original distinctive 'Rows', a crowded network of alleyways linking Yarmouth's three main thoroughfares. These unique and vividly presented houses both show life as it would have been at various stages of their histories, and are a real treasure trove for lovers of period decoration. Nearby Greyfriars' Cloisters, the remains of a 13th-century Franciscan friary, later converted into a number of Row dwellings, are also worth seeing.

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