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In such a small village, it's hard to believe you can find a Norman castle with an amazing motte... read more

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jeffmorrod
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Paris, France
Sublime!

Having paid £4.50 at another english heritage site to go to a far inferior motte and bailey castle... read more

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419PeterB
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Solihull, United Kingdom
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Castle Acre, King's Lynn, England
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Reviewed yesterday

In such a small village, it's hard to believe you can find a Norman castle with an amazing motte and bailey, huge earthworks, curtain walls, plus a huge priory of the same period down the road. The castle keep is just a few rock courses...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having paid £4.50 at another english heritage site to go to a far inferior motte and bailey castle in totnes which was literally the circular walls and grass to find this for free was a real treat. Plenty left to see at the ruins and...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Gorgeous place to visit on a beautiful spring day. The castle ruins are beautiful and it is a lovely walk past the remains which are incredibly substantial, down to river and along to the bridges and beyond. The dog and the grandchildren loved it and...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I am not going to lie, upon arriving I wondered what there actually was around but was both surprised and happy with what we found. The ruins are fantastic both the castle and the priory. Would highly recommend.

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We went to the castle & then the priory both of which were excellent. Would recommend visiting both. Everyone enjoyed their time at the castle & is one of the best free castles if not the best we have been to. I assume English Heritage...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed April 13, 2019 via mobile

Love site to take snaps and plenty of walking also I took a picnic and sat on grass area and enjoyed the views

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank daleyg2015
Reviewed April 13, 2019 via mobile

It's obviously been an impressive place in the past and you can still see how it used to look in its prime. The ditches and earthworks are really impressive and there's large sections of very thick walls to. Worth visit, car park and free to...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Charles_and_Susan
Reviewed March 19, 2019

As is the norm with unmanned English Heritage sites with no facilities, entry is free. I love these kinds of places the best - you can wander freely without tripping over visitors. We enjoyed exercising our calf muscles exploring the earthworks with our 4-legged friend...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank bluelizard
Reviewed March 9, 2019 via mobile

A good site well maintained and looked after. With time it has very little left as a building structure but fascinating to see how people were living and thinking 800 years ago. Excellent sunset view from the site.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank SunnyF50
Reviewed March 1, 2019

Taken over by dog walkers and their friends, this site is quite magical, with its ruined castle and imperious earthworks, the most extensive in GB. You certainly are left with a strikingly vivid image of the size and layout of this castle, which was constructed...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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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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