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Castle, free entry

Baconsthorpe Castle

Baconsthorpe Castle

Details

Visit the extensive ruins of Baconsthorpe Castle, a moated and fortified 15th century manor house, that are a testament to the rise and fall of a prominent Norfolk family, the Heydons. Over 200 years, successive generations of this ambitious family built, then enlarged, and finally abandoned this castle.

Sir John Heydon probably built the strong inner gatehouse during the turbulent Wars of the Roses period, and his son Sir Henry completed the fortified house. In more peaceful times, their descendants converted part of the property into a textile factory, and then added the turreted Elizabethan outer gateway, inhabited until 1920.

Facilities for educational visitsRegional Tourist Board Member

Opening details

Please see website for further details.

Prices

Free entry

Contact

The Manager

01223 582700

Address

Baconsthorpe,
Norfolk

Location

Directions

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Map reference: TG 121382  Lat: 52.90019 Long: 1.15220

By Road:
Off A140 or A148 to Baconsthorpe village. the site is up a track signed from the village.

By Public transport:

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Call 0871 200 2233 to speak to an operator and plan your journey, or log onto www.traveline.info/
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Facilities

  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member