Castle Acre: Castle Acre Priory

Facilities at Castle Acre: Castle Acre Priory

  • Parking

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    Free parking available next to the shop (27 spaces). There is additional (free) parking in the village. There are two disabled parking spaces next to Reception.
  • Food And Drink

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    Vending machine selling hot drinks and snacks.

  • Picnic Area

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    Picnics are welcome in the grounds - benches available next to the Priory.
  • Shop

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    Shop sells a range of gifts, including books, toys, replicas, jam and wines.
  • Toilets

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    Male/female toilets, with baby changing facilities.
  • Dogs

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    Dogs on leads allowed.

  • Museum

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    The recreated herb garden grows plants the monks would have used for medicinal and culinary purposes.
  • Exhibition

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    Exhibition and display of archaeological finds, site model and audio tour featuring a 15th century chant from a Castle Acre song book is next to the shop on the way down to the Priory.

  • Gardens

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    Large grassed area around the Priory. Plenty of space to walk and explore. No cycle routes. The grounds are full of wildlife, including barn owls, little owls, rabbits and grey squirrels.

  • Audio Tours

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    Audio tour of the Priory (English only) included in admission price.
  • Family Friendly

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    Baby Changing Facilities

    Male/Female toilets, with baby changing facilities.

    Push Chairs Allowed

    Yes
  • Please Be Aware

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    The spiral staircase up to the Prior's lodgings is not lit. Care needs to be taken especially in the winter when light is poor. There is undulating ground all over the site, visitors need to be aware.

  • Commercial Photograph And Filming

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    English Heritage welcomes amateur photographers to our sites and we hope you will share your pictures of your visit with us on social media.

    If you are looking to use one of our sites for commercial, corporate or professional photography or as a filming location, please contact our filming team as soon as possible to check availability and acquire the relevant permissions and paperwork.

    Due to the delicate nature of our sites, English Heritage does not permit drone flying from or over sites in our care, except by contractors or partners undertaking flights for a specific purpose, who satisfy stringent CAA criteria, have the correct insurances and permissions, and are operating under controlled conditions.

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Castle Acre: Castle Acre Priory

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Castle Acre, King's Lynn, Norfolk, PE32 2XD
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