Following the latest government recommendations, the refectory interior at St Olave's Priory will be closed until further notice. During this time the grounds will be open as usual to visitors so it is possible to view the priory exterior.
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
Opening times: The priory exterior can viewed and a key collected to gain access to the refectory from Mrs Rose, The Priory, Beccles Road at any reasonable time during daylight hours.
Parking: There is no car park for the site but our visitors are able to use the priory side of the car park at the 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 refectory 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.