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Gorgeous stroll around a real gem

We are English Heritage members and so came to visit Baconsthorpe on a rainy day! Absolutely... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
nickylack
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Edlesborough, United Kingdom
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Atmosphericand beautiful

This has to be one of my favourite sites. A largely unrestored castle in a wonderful setting... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Rosie2409
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Suffolk, United Kingdom
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English Heritage | Baconsthorpe Castle, Holt NR25 6LN, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Sadly people allow their children to climb all over this castle, the locals and possibly visitors allow their dogs to fowl the area, shame as it’s a nice place and not very populated when you visit.

Thank Robert C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We are English Heritage members and so came to visit Baconsthorpe on a rainy day! Absolutely stunning site, would be lovely to take a picnic! There were no facilities on site so please bear that in mind For a quick stop it was wonderful

Thank nickylack
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This has to be one of my favourite sites. A largely unrestored castle in a wonderful setting surrounded by a lovely moat and beautiful countryside. Very atmospheric, especially at dusk when you can often see the barn owls hunting. It’s just lovely as it is,...More

Thank Rosie2409
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A fantastic find, not really a castle but very interesting and unusual, the kids loved it, and not busy as off the beaten track, literally!,

Thank stuartevans112
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a lovely castle I thought it would be a few ruins but no it’s a lovely little place would highly recommend we had a lovely time cycled to the site and enjoyed walking round the castle ruins and taking in the glorious scenery.

Thank Jade W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Baconsthorpe Castle is one of my favourite historic buildings in Norfolk, and quite possibly in England. It stands in splendid isolation some distance from the village, and It helps to have good map-reading skills to find it. Out of school holidays it’s not uncommon to...More

Thank Chris M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful castle ruins, surrounded by picturesque pond and countryside. Sadly, there are no facilities nearby, but I suppose you can't really complain as the site is free entry. Lovely place for a picnic, short walk, or anyone into historical sites.

Thank Esme M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is always a very pleasant place to stop have a cuppa walk around and just groove to the atmosphere There is a good car park

Thank JethrotheMutant
Reviewed 24 July 2018 via mobile

I visited this alone on a beautiful summer Sunday morning and it felt a little eerie, so I got the photos I wanted to take and had a quick look around. Lake has a nice reflection but found it a bit eerie with a few...More

1  Thank rebeljenn
Reviewed 7 July 2018

We visited on a very hot afternoon, there were half a dozen other visitors. A few more brown directional signs would be helpful. Well presented, free, and fortunately they built it near the car park, ideal for a picnic on a nice day. Lovely lake/pond...More

Thank John W
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