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Interesting pllants grow on the old walls

There are just a few parking places at Castle Acre and from there you walk across the old defences... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
John B
Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
Castle Acre merits a visit

To be quite honest, there's not a lot of castle to see here but kids enjoy running up and down the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
King's Lynn, United Kingdom
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“great walk”(5 reviews)
“free car park”(4 reviews)
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Castle Acre, King's Lynn, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 3 weeks ago

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

Thank tyketyke
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago 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

Thank Donald M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a lovely surprise this place was. Beautifully kept, well signposted and with detailed information boards. Lots of families picnicking here. A great place for kids to let their imagination run wild but they will need supervision due to high walls in places. We didn't...More

Thank LindyWestmorland
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We only viewed it from a distance but it looked reasonable, as most Castles do look. No time to visit.

Thank KennyC2018please
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We found the castle by chance when we were searching for the nearly priory. It’s an interesting little place but is not accessible for wheelchairs/pushchairs at all which is a real shame as it meant one half of the family had to wait outside (our...More

Thank Emma W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were on our way to Cromer and stopped here for a picnic and look around. The grass area is well maintained so served us well, especially as the weather was scorching. I can’t really recommend this as an attraction unless you’re a serious about...More

Thank Branko V
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Living close by this is a regular place to wander when we have visitors. It is nice to take them somewhere interesting which is free of charge

Thank dianewoodhouse
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a massive old earthworks on which are the remains of a castle. This is a popular place to bring your kids and let them run around , also a great picnic spot. This combined with a visit to the Priory make for a...More

Thank Paul R
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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.