Take a stroll past the castle ruins

King's Lynn, Norfolk

Take the path along the Peddars Way, and on to the tranquil Nar Valley Way to witness the spectacular 12th century Castle Acre Priory ruins on foot.

Both the Peddars Way and Nar Valley Way are renowned rural walking paths, with a whole variety of shorter country strolls to be had. Both are an ideal way to visit the charming and unspoilt Castle Acre village along the route (with quality accommodation available).

The Priory ruins, with a spectacularly elaborate west frontage to its church, walled herb garden and prior's lodging, gives a real insight into the life of this powerful priory, with its ruined Norman castle, and to the history surrounding the picturesque Castle Acre village.

Whilst at the village, why not partake in afternoon tea in one of its traditional cafes set against a backdrop of idyllic and quaint English country cottages, or enjoy a very English pub lunch before restarting your stroll through the heart of the unspoilt West Norfolk countryside.

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  • Hunstanton Tourist Information Centre
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