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Lovely place

Visited on a Friday afternoon early October, was further out of the village but we found it ok... read more

Reviewed 26 October 2018
Helen C
Norfolk, United Kingdom
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Situated in what appears to be the middle of Norfolk Nowhere, the Castle is reached by a single... read more

Reviewed 21 October 2018
Ware, United Kingdom
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English Heritage | Baconsthorpe Castle, Holt NR25 6LN, England
+44 800 015 0516
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All reviews english heritage information boards hidden gem free entry sat nav fortified manor house lovely place off the beaten track worth a visit car park worth the effort farm track large site small lake lovely lake play hide and seek close eye
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Reviewed 26 October 2018 via mobile

Visited on a Friday afternoon early October, was further out of the village but we found it ok. Such a peacefully place, spent a couple of hours exploring and photographing the ruins and surrounding areas. The lake had numerous ducks swans and other water birds....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Helen C
Reviewed 21 October 2018

Situated in what appears to be the middle of Norfolk Nowhere, the Castle is reached by a single width track from narrow rural roads which have passing places - free unattended entry from a reasonably sized car park but no facilities on site…. This is...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank PeteD60
Reviewed 29 September 2018

Never having been here, my husband and I visited as part of a walk we were doing. So surprised as what was here, the information boards were informative, and the amount ruins left was incredible. Beautiful surroundings.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Christine A
Reviewed 14 September 2018

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.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Robert C
Reviewed 7 September 2018 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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank nickylack
Reviewed 3 September 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Rosie2409
Reviewed 28 August 2018

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!,

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank stuartevans112
Reviewed 22 August 2018 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.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Jade W
Reviewed 20 August 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Chris M
Reviewed 19 August 2018

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.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Esme M
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