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Castle Rising Castle

Castle Rising Castle

Castle Rising Castle


It was built in 1140 by William D'Albini as an ostentatious way of showing his increased importance after marrying Alice of Louvain, the widow of Henry I. The Keep is set in 12 acres of grounds, which are a pleasant place for picnics and, has some of the largest ramparts in Britain being in places 120 feet from top to Bottom. The village of Castle Rising is beautifully preserved and features a fine Norman church and an important 17th century Almshouse.

Disabled toiletsGift shop

Picnic area. Suitablity for the Disabled: Suitable.

Opening details

1 Apr-1 Nov: daily, 10am-6pm (closes at dusk if earlier in Oct). 2 Nov-31 Mar: Wed-Sun, 10am-4pm. Closed 24-26 Dec.


Adult £4.00, Child £2.50, Conc. £3.30, Family £12.00. 15% discount for groups (11+). Opening times and prices are subject to change.

Events at this Venue

date event
Sat 5 - Sun 6 Aug Historical Re-enactment
Sun 27 - Mon 28 Aug Historical Re-enactment


Castle Rising,
PE31 6AH



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Map reference: TF 666245  Lat: 52.79266 Long: 0.46996

By Road:
Take the A148 from King's Lynn.


  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Gift shopGift shop

Picnic area. Suitablity for the Disabled: Suitable.