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Baconsthorpe Castle

English Heritage | Baconsthorpe Castle, Holt NR25 6LN, England
+44 800 015 0516
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Difficult to find Free and partly closed. Peaceful

Sat nav found it easily and down a long rutted track but the fact that it was 2/3rds closed off for... read more

Reviewed 10 April 2018
julian H
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Norwich, United Kingdom
Impressive

Happened upon this by accident. We decided to follow a sign as we were driving around Holt. The... read more

Reviewed 9 March 2018
Louise B
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English Heritage | Baconsthorpe Castle, Holt NR25 6LN, England
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Reviewed 10 April 2018

Sat nav found it easily and down a long rutted track but the fact that it was 2/3rds closed off for repairs? AND not signed accordingly from the road was annoying. Some good info boards and free !!! with a nice moat and Mere and...More

Thank julian H
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Reviewed 9 March 2018 via mobile

Happened upon this by accident. We decided to follow a sign as we were driving around Holt. The signage for the castle is a bit hit and miss, once you get into Baconsthorpe village you have to keep your eyes peeled. Although on leaving we...More

Thank Louise B
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Reviewed 27 February 2018 via mobile

After a visit to Holt my partner and I fancied a walk somewhere close by and we thought we’d check out the castle ruins as neither of us had been before. We followed the sat nav down a very muddy farm track, not great in...More

Thank Charlotte D
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Reviewed 19 February 2018

This castle (or the remains thereof) is worth a visit. Don't be misled by the Satnav into going down the rutted track from the village, there is a metalled road to the site. Currently (Feb 2018) there is a barrier preventing you going into part...More

1  Thank Mike F
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Reviewed 15 February 2018

This ruined castle is set beside a brook in beautiful quiet countryside. It is roughly a kilometre walk from Baconsthorpe Meadows Campsite and the nearest road. The place is not easy to find without an Ordnance Survey map.There are explanation boards by the ruins. There...More

Thank Scepticalbastar... S
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Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

A little gem hidden in the Norfolk countryside. It took us ages to find, the signage is awful but its worth the trouble. We were the only ones there which makes it more magical and the mere is ideal if you want to do a...More

Thank Scout500
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Reviewed 26 September 2017 via mobile

The peaceful remains of a three-storey gatehouse with a two-storey projection for the drawbridge are the best preserved of this fifteenth century fortified Manor House. Recommend.

1  Thank Ultron-8
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Reviewed 23 September 2017

Had a little trouble finding castle, travelled from Holt, sign hidden in hedge and only viewable from other direction. Castle ruins surrounded by moat and large mere with ducks and swans. Very beautiful. Visit only took an hour as only a few information signs to...More

Thank A N
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Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

My kids and I cycled from the campsite we were staying at. It really is in the middle of nowhere, down a long concrete farm road. We got there at dusk and literally as we got there a white owl flew through the ruins and...More

1  Thank RobCox1977
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Reviewed 31 August 2017

A bit difficult to fine but worth the effort. Maybe ruins but it absolutely triggers the imagination. The info boards are excellent. Very very interesting.

Thank thornt1
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