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From a Norman Home to a Castle….

Visited on a sunny Saturday in October – this is an free unattended site without any facilities... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Ware, United Kingdom

When you find the out of the way Castle you cannot but be impressed by the scale of the site. It's... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Castle Acre, King's Lynn, England
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All reviews great walk free car park english heritage stone walls great place for the kids mobility issues display boards worth a stop well worth a visit quaint village interesting ruins fascinating place lovely tea room walk around surrounding countryside free site an ice cream van
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited on a sunny Saturday in October – this is an free unattended site without any facilities – access down a narrow lane to a small car park for about 10 cars and being a sunny day it was full There are display boards providing...More

Thank PeteD60
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When you find the out of the way Castle you cannot but be impressed by the scale of the site. It's free to wander around and take in the vast earthworks and ruins. This is a castle I had been unaware of and deserves to...More

Thank CALVINScotland
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We had a look after visiting the Priory and, while the earthworks are interesting, there is not much left of the castle to see. On a warm summer's day, it might be worth a walk about, but on a chilly autumn evening, it was less...More

Thank Ian C
Reviewed 13 October 2018

I often stop here when visiting North Norfolk, the site is quiet, beautiful and dog friendly. The castle, although there is lots to see, it is difficult to visualise our things looked originally. The whole site is well cared for, with robust walkways. This is...More

Thank jrdo5959
Reviewed 5 October 2018

It was once a imposing castle, unfortunately only the ruins are left but it is well worth the visit and you can combine it with a visit to the priory and the pub. Probably not good for the disabled.

Thank richard g
Reviewed 4 October 2018 via mobile

I have lost count of the times we have visited. My children loved it when they were little too and I have introduced and taken many friends here. Go to Briarfields for breakfast or lunch and then onto the Priory! Excellent day out and if...More

Thank nikkiison
Reviewed 10 September 2018

There are just a few parking places at Castle Acre and from there you walk across the old defences to the site of the old castle. The chalk grassland is rich in unusual species of plants and the landscape is very attractive. There is not...More

Thank John B
Reviewed 2 September 2018

To be quite honest, there's not a lot of castle to see here but kids enjoy running up and down the slopes. Castle Acre itself is full of history and there is a lot to see at the Priory. It's a pretty village and if...More

1  Thank tyketyke
Reviewed 1 September 2018 via mobile

There is not much left of the castle, but the site is not just about the castle, best to read up first to get the best of the history here. Great place to walk around.

Thank Wraxall_Travellers
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

I was staying in Grantham, and decided to go to a few sites nearby. The Castle Acre Castle is a free site, and the Castle Acre Priory is a short distance away. The weather was overcast but dry, so I was able to wander around...More

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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.