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Castle Acre Castle

Castle Acre Castle

Details

Founded after the Norman conquest in the 1070s by William de Wavenne who was awarded the land by William the Conqueror. Although there is not much built stone left the earthworks are still very impressive and together with the priory and walled town of Castle Acre comprises one of the best examples of Norman estate planning in the country.

English Heritage PropertyFacilities for educational visitsRegional Tourist Board Member

Guided tours for groups

Opening details

Open all year

Address

Castle Acre,
Norfolk,
PE32 2XD

Location

Directions

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Map reference: TF 818151  Lat: 52.70356 Long: 0.69069

By Road:
Take the A10 to King's Lynn.

By Public Transport:
From King's Lynn station it is 20 miles to Castle Acre Castle.

Facilities

  • English Heritage PropertyEnglish Heritage Property
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Guided tours for groupsGuided tours for groups