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Why visit impressive priory ruins in Norfolk?
February 10, 2015

Welcome to a slightly chilly February in Norfolk!

And this is a perfect month for visiting Priory ruins. The amazing carpet of snowdrops at the medieval priory ruin of Walsingham Abbey is one such reason, a truly wonderful sight.

Also, have you ever visited Swaffham and some other nearby priory ruins, or taken time out of your busy life to go on the circular walk of Castle Acre? Well here's your chance to find out more about them.

In this addition: • The beauty of the snowdrops surrounding Walsingham Priory • The impressive ruins of Castle Acre Priory and the Castle • A wonderful 6 mile circular walk around Castle Acre • The pretty Georgian market town of Swaffham

The Beauty Of The Snowdrops At Walsingham Priory

This is a most serene and peaceful place to come and see the wonderful carpet of snowdrops. Walsingham Priory ruin stands impressively in 18 acres of woodland and meadow, and February is one of the best times to visit. Ruins, an ancient Packhorse bridge, a Dell Gate and much more. Read more on Walsingham Priory

The impressive ruins of Castle Acre Priory

If you want to catch a glimpse of an impressive Priory ruin, then this is a perfect example. Set just outside the pretty flint stone village of Castle Acre, and a few miles from Swaffham, why not take a leisurely morning or afternoon to wander around the Priory, walk along the River Nar and have a cup of tea in the village. Read more on Castle Acre Priory

The Castle Acre 6 mile circular walk

Looking for a lovely walk? For those of you that are more energetic, there is a very pleasant and diverse 6 mile circular walk around Castle Acre and West Acre, taking in the clear trout stream of the River Nar, the open fields and countryside and views across the meadow to the Priory. And why not finish up at the pub for a well-deserved drink! More on the Castle Acre Circular Walk

The Georgian Market Town Of Swaffham

This pretty West Norfolk market town has a lot going for it. The market place is surrounded by beautiful Georgian facades, the church is magnificent inside, the Saturday market and poultry market prove as popular as ever, and the Antiques Emporium and independent cafes, bookshop, and numerous pubs mean you can easily while away a day here. And if you’re walking the Peddars Way, this is a great stopping off point. Read more on Swaffham

So for a rather chilly February, what better way to visit some of the incredible sights in Norfolk than on foot (with boots of course!).

In the meantime, you can find out much more about what Norfolk has to offer at Explore Norfolk UK.

Best wishes,


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