Castle Acre Priory Access
Access information for the site is listed below. For more information, or if you have particular access needs, please contact us before you visit. Please note that some facilities may require booking in advance.
You don’t need to book your visit in advance, but you will always get the best price and guaranteed entry by booking online ahead of your visit. The prices shown here include a discount. The admission price will be higher if you choose to pay on the day you visit.
You can book your advance ticket online up to 8:45am on the day you want to visit.
Your booking is for the site/event only and does not guarantee a car parking space, which may carry an additional charge.
You can arrive anytime from the time slot you book, and stay as long as you like.
If you are a Member and wish to book, your ticket will still be free. Please remember to bring your English Heritage membership card with you. Members are able to book tickets for those included in the membership only. Any additional bookings made will be chargeable on site.
Some of our sites can get very busy, especially on Bank Holidays. Our busiest times are between 11am and 2pm, so if you prefer to visit at a quieter time you may wish to visit outside of these hours.
Please remember to bring your booking confirmation with you when you visit.
You can currently book for visits up to 31 March 2022.Book your visit
Mobility / Older Visitors
Accessible ToiletsAdult Changing AreaHandrailsEasy-use CutleryAssistance Dogs WelcomeWheelchair LoanSite FoldersWheelchair AccessVia about 100m of smooth grass, tarmac path and slope. Ground floor of ruins on level short grass. Prior’s lodging accessed by narrow spiral staircase. Virtual tour of Prior’s lodging available in exhibition hall. The exhibition has level access.Entrance / Set DownYes. Please telephone the site before visiting.Disabled ParkingSpaces for 2 cars, near Reception.OnSite TransportNoStairsSingle stair for access into the toilets. Some steps inside the shop.Lift AccessNoPathways Surface And GradientsSmooth grass and tarmac paths. Ground floor of ruins has level short grass. Herb garden has tiled paths.
Blind / Visually Impaired
Accessible ToiletsHandrailsAssistance Dogs WelcomeBraille GuidesBraille SignageTorchesSensory ExperiencesHerb garden with scented plants is next to the exhibition.Handling ObjectsNoAudio ToursNoTactile ModelsNoAreas Of Low LightingThe spiral staircase up to the Prior's lodgings is not lit, care needs to be taken especially in the winter when light is poor.Colour ContrastsNoLarge PrintNo
Deaf / Hard of Hearing
Assistance Dogs WelcomeVibrating Fire AlarmsTour TranscriptsFilm SubtitlesBSL ToursAudio Installation TranscriptsInduction LoopsYes
Accessible ToiletsAdult Changing AreaEasy-use CutlerySensory ExperiencesHerb garden with scented plants is next to the exhibition.Handling ObjectsNoEasy Read MaterialNoLarge Print MaterialNo
Culinary / Dietary
Easy-use CutleryBottle / Food WarmingHigh Chairs
Health And Safety
Deep WaterThere is some water in the leat but it is never very deep. This also has a slope down to it. The bridge that goes over it has no railings.Sheer DropThere is a drop from the entrance to the Prior's lodgings, this is railed off and safe.Slip HazardWhen wet the foundations to the church and surrounding foundations can be hazardous.Steep StairsPrior’s lodging accessed by narrow spiral staircase.Uneven GroundThere is undulating ground all over the site, visitors need to be aware.