Castle Acre Priory, Norwich

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Castle Acre Priory, Norwich

Castle Acre Priory is less than an hour’s drive from Norwich and the journey is a lovely opportunity to see some of the beautiful Norfolk countryside too. The priory, which was inspired by the monastery at Cluny in France, dates back to 1090. Henry VIII dissolved the priory and gave it, plus its estates and lands, to the Duke of Norfolk; the remaining monks scattered.

The ruins are well preserved and retain the site’s peaceful and meditative qualities. The grounds are beautiful too, as is the nearby village of Castle Acre; this is the perfect spot to grab bits for a picnic lunch. There’s a visitor’s centre, recreated herb garden and other informative displays scattered throughout the ruins. Visitors can also enjoy a walk around the garden and the peaceful grounds.

While you’re in Norwich, visit Norwich Cathedral and catch the vast collection of roof bosses or attend a performance at the Norwich Theatre Royal.

Places to stay near Castle Acre Priory

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Castle Acre holiday cottage rental

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
Pear Tree Cottage is a lovely, detached cottage set down a quiet lane in Caste Acre near Swaffham. The cottage offers a double room and a twin room, and a family bathroom. There is a kitchen with a dining area in an adjoining sun room, with patio doors leading outside,  …see more

from £40 / night

£280 - £556 / week

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from £40 / night

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Castle Acre holiday cottage rental

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
The beautifully restored cottage is a Grade II listed 18th Century building of brick and flint is in the centre of the village. It's set well back from the road with a good-sized front garden and a lime shaded, south facing terrace at the back with views over the N  …see more

from £55 / night

£350 - £720 / week

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from £55 / night

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