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Castle Acre Castle

Castle Acre, King's Lynn, England
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Good place for picnic

Visited here as well the the Abbey. Great couple of hours. The castle is great for a picnic inside... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Alistair R
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Blackburn, United Kingdom
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The best spot in Castle Acre

When I was young, my family had a holiday cottage in Castle Acre so we used to visit a few times a... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Barrett28
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“great walk” (5 reviews)
“car park” (11 reviews)
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
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Castle Acre, King's Lynn, England
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"great walk"
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"car park"
in 11 reviews
"english heritage"
in 10 reviews
"stone walls"
in 2 reviews
"great place for the kids"
in 2 reviews
"worth a stop"
in 2 reviews
"mobility issues"
in 3 reviews
"well worth a visit"
in 10 reviews
"quaint village"
in 2 reviews
"interesting ruins"
in 2 reviews
"information boards"
in 5 reviews
"manor house"
in 3 reviews
"free entry"
in 4 reviews
"fascinating place"
in 2 reviews
"walk around"
in 4 reviews
"lovely tea room"
in 2 reviews
"surrounding countryside"
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Visited here as well the the Abbey. Great couple of hours. The castle is great for a picnic inside the grounds. Free entry to this one. Not great for wheel chairs as hilly and had steps.

Thank Alistair R
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

When I was young, my family had a holiday cottage in Castle Acre so we used to visit a few times a year. Now I’m a lot older, I still return to feel the magic of the Castle ruins, on my recent visit I brought...More

Thank Barrett28
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Free parking and a free site. Massive earth bank and ditch castle (Mote and Baily). The inner Baily contains the ruins of the House/Tower, some defence wall still stand around the top of the inner Baily. The outer Baily contains earth banks over the top...More

Thank Neil G
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a castle to walk around once and then go to Castle Acre Priory to find out what it was all about! History and local builders have reduced it to a pile of stones over the centuries.

Thank rogerrobert98
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Parking your car you are given the treat of seeing the castle ruins for the first time. As you approach over the wooden ramp you are able to take in the grandeur and can only imagine how wonderful this castle was when it was whole....More

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Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

Best to go on a sunny day or evening in summer or when there's snow in winter. It's perfect for kids to do sledging.

Thank Thomas C
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Reviewed 4 July 2018

I loved my visit here but not for the disabled , it is a fascinating castle to visit, sadly it starting raining when I was there so did not spend as long as I wished so it is on my list as a place to...More

Thank josie d
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Reviewed 26 June 2018

Love the circular walk around this place.we usually park in the village centre which very pretty, and walk down to the priory. Sadly the priory is not free but the meadows run right beside it and give uninterrupted views of the ruins, These have to...More

Thank KimSned
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Reviewed 26 June 2018

This was one of the largest Norman castle complexes in England, now it is one of the largest ruins, with extensive and impressive earthworks. You will do a fair amount of walking to see it all, the views of the countryside are delightful, especially if...More

Thank John M
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Reviewed 25 June 2018

Pretty, quiet rural castle remains. Would be ideal for families with children as there is lots to explore. Unfortunately, due to the terrain, the area is unsuitable for those with walking disabilities or wheelchairs, but pleasant to view from a distance.

Thank Robarke
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susiecreamcheese2014
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.
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