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Castle Acre Priory

Kings Lynn, Norfolk, England

Attraction Information

  • Landmarks icon Landmarks

Suitable for ages: Young Children (4-8), Older Children (9-12) and Teenagers (13-18)

Venue type: Outdoor

Castle Acre Priory can be a great trip out with kids, with an evocative fortress to explore alongside gores grounds populated with barn owls, little owls, rabbits and grey squirrels! Climb the spiral staircase up to the old lodgings (carefully!) and get some smashing views which make a great backdrop for a family photo.

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 for those with a love of history and a good imagination, including the beautiful west end church gable, prior's lodging and substantial remains of many of the buildings round the cloister. The fragrant and fascinating recreated herb garden grows plants which the monks would have used for medicinal, culinary and even decorative purposes. Visitors wanting a bit more in depth can find out more about this beautiful priory from the exhibition, display of artefacts and audio tour.

You can also run around in the ground and roll down the hill, plus there are picnic benches available next to the Priory. Ideal for polishing off a sunny afternoon's family day out!


  • Picnics Allowed Picnics Allowed
  • Restaurant Onsite Restaurant Onsite
  • Onsite Shop Onsite Shop
  • Snacks Available Snacks Available
  • Wheelchair Friendly Wheelchair Friendly
  • Toilets Available Toilets Available
  • Baby Changing Available Baby Changing Available
  • Parking Available On-site Parking Available On-site
  • Parking Available Nearby Parking Available Nearby
  • Pushchair Friendly Pushchair Friendly

Getting There and Contact Information


Castle Acre, Kings Lynn, Norfolk, PE32 2XD, England


Click here to visit Castle Acre Priory's website
0870 333 1181

Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

25 March - 30 September: Daily 10.00am - 6.00pm October: Daily 10.00am - 5.00pm Nov - March Weekends 10.00am - 4.00pm


Adult: £6.60 Child (5 to 15 years): £4.00 Concession: £5.90 Family (2 adults, 3 children): £17.20


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