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Castle Acre Castle

Castle Acre, King's Lynn, England
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Easy to imagine Norman life

Easy to imagine life in a Normal Castle as so much of the outline of the castle and its associated... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
TJCLeicester
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Leicester, United Kingdom
It's nice to have some history to walk around that's free.

A very nice place to spend an hour but parking can be bad especially on hot days as its a nice... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
adam s
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  • Excellent53%
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  • Average14%
  • Poor1%
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“great walk”(5 reviews)
“car park”(10 reviews)
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Castle Acre, King's Lynn, England
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"great walk"
in 5 reviews
"car park"
in 10 reviews
"english heritage"
in 9 reviews
"stone walls"
in 2 reviews
"information boards dotted"
in 2 reviews
"great place for the kids"
in 2 reviews
"worth a stop"
in 2 reviews
"mobility issues"
in 3 reviews
"beautiful countryside"
in 2 reviews
"quaint village"
in 2 reviews
"interesting ruins"
in 2 reviews
"free entry"
in 4 reviews
"well worth a visit"
in 9 reviews
"manor house"
in 3 reviews
"fascinating place"
in 2 reviews
"lovely tea room"
in 2 reviews
"walk around"
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Easy to imagine life in a Normal Castle as so much of the outline of the castle and its associated village can still be seen. Free parking at the castle and no charge to wander around the castle site. Fee for entrance to the Priory....More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

A very nice place to spend an hour but parking can be bad especially on hot days as its a nice place for a picnic.

Thank adam s
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely undulating mounds to walk around well cut grass paths so you can get all the way around. Lovely place with great views.

Thank Judith S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a interesting place to visit. It is free to walk around with information points telling you about the history of the castle. It’s very hilly so no good for wheelchair access. The village of castle acre is well worth a visit

Thank Karen H
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Difficult to find and then parking a major problem. English heritage needs to improve Not suitable for wheelchairs

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We love to visit old castles and ruins and this is a firm favourite of ours - even though it is nearly 2 hours drive. The freedom to explore, picnic and play in the ruins and generally have fun with the children all adds up...More

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Reviewed 11 April 2018

There,s not a massive amount of Castle Acre Castle left, but what there is gives a good indication of what it must have looked like 800 years ago, and the information boards fill in the rest. You need a degree of energy here as there's...More

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Reviewed 9 April 2018

Lovely village with the castle and priory within short distance. - you enter the village through the old gates, and the remains of the castle are just outside. There's a wonderful sense of freedom as you can just climb around - we were the only...More

Thank relaaxed
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Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

We spent a few hours in Castle Acre with our chocolate Labrador William. First we stopped at a lovely tea ☕️ room. Then we strolled round the ruins which are very interesting. Finally our dog was having a wonderful time running in & out of...More

Thank Margaret W
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Reviewed 3 April 2018

English Heritage site good for a couple of hours as quite a small site. Great views of local area and a bit of history.

Thank Brian D
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susiecreamcheese2014
28 May 2017|
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Response from KINGSLYNNR | Reviewed this property |
The car park is free and so is admission. The priory which is also in the village is not free but the car park is.
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