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Magnificent castle remains

As part of my quest to visit 60 castles this has now been added to my list. A beautiful setting... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Karen R
A delightful place for a light walk and explore.

I have been popping here for years, for picnics, strolls, sledging, kite flying. Its peaceful and... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Norwich, United Kingdom
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Castle Acre, King's Lynn, England
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All reviews english heritage free car park stone walls nice place for a picnic information boards worth a visit quaint village interesting ruins fascinating place walk around lovely tea room surrounding countryside short visit lovely walk free site an ice cream van an easy walk
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Reviewed 2 days ago

As part of my quest to visit 60 castles this has now been added to my list. A beautiful setting and well maintained. English Heritage have again done a good job with information signage. A great way to spend an hour or so on a...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Karen R
Reviewed 5 days ago

I have been popping here for years, for picnics, strolls, sledging, kite flying. Its peaceful and beautiful, with enough ruins left to fire up the children’s imaginations....and COMPLETELY FREE.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank aajrodwell
Reviewed 11 December 2018

It is situated outside Kings Lynn and worth a visit. There are not a lot of buildings left, but the remaining ruins are impressive and the signs around the castle walls and mount are very informative regarding historical events. It is an easy walk up...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Tina D
Reviewed 21 October 2018

Visited on a sunny Saturday in October – this is an free unattended site without any facilities – access down a narrow lane to a small car park for about 10 cars and being a sunny day it was full There are display boards providing...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank PeteD60
Reviewed 16 October 2018

When you find the out of the way Castle you cannot but be impressed by the scale of the site. It's free to wander around and take in the vast earthworks and ruins. This is a castle I had been unaware of and deserves to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank CALVINScotland
Reviewed 15 October 2018

We had a look after visiting the Priory and, while the earthworks are interesting, there is not much left of the castle to see. On a warm summer's day, it might be worth a walk about, but on a chilly autumn evening, it was less...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Ian C
Reviewed 14 October 2018

I often stop here when visiting North Norfolk, the site is quiet, beautiful and dog friendly. The castle, although there is lots to see, it is difficult to visualise our things looked originally. The whole site is well cared for, with robust walkways. This is...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank jrdo5959
Reviewed 5 October 2018

It was once a imposing castle, unfortunately only the ruins are left but it is well worth the visit and you can combine it with a visit to the priory and the pub. Probably not good for the disabled.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank richard g
Reviewed 5 October 2018 via mobile

I have lost count of the times we have visited. My children loved it when they were little too and I have introduced and taken many friends here. Go to Briarfields for breakfast or lunch and then onto the Priory! Excellent day out and if...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank nikkiison
Reviewed 10 September 2018

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

Date of experience: July 2018
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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.