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Castle Acre Castle

Castle Acre, King's Lynn, England
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Not a lot to see

This is a castle to walk around once and then go to Castle Acre Priory to find out what it was all... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
rogerrobert98
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
An impressive ruin.

Parking your car you are given the treat of seeing the castle ruins for the first time. As you... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
whetstoneview
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Walsall, United Kingdom
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  • Very good33%
  • Average14%
  • Poor1%
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“great walk” (5 reviews)
“car park” (11 reviews)
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
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Castle Acre, King's Lynn, England
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"great walk"
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"car park"
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"english heritage"
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"stone walls"
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"nice place for a picnic"
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"information boards dotted"
in 2 reviews
"great place for the kids"
in 2 reviews
"worth a stop"
in 2 reviews
"mobility issues"
in 3 reviews
"quaint village"
in 2 reviews
"well worth a visit"
in 10 reviews
"interesting ruins"
in 2 reviews
"free entry"
in 4 reviews
"manor house"
in 3 reviews
"fascinating place"
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"walk around"
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"lovely tea room"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a castle to walk around once and then go to Castle Acre Priory to find out what it was all about! History and local builders have reduced it to a pile of stones over the centuries.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Parking your car you are given the treat of seeing the castle ruins for the first time. As you approach over the wooden ramp you are able to take in the grandeur and can only imagine how wonderful this castle was when it was whole....More

Thank whetstoneview
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best to go on a sunny day or evening in summer or when there's snow in winter. It's perfect for kids to do sledging.

Thank Thomas C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I loved my visit here but not for the disabled , it is a fascinating castle to visit, sadly it starting raining when I was there so did not spend as long as I wished so it is on my list as a place to...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Love the circular walk around this place.we usually park in the village centre which very pretty, and walk down to the priory. Sadly the priory is not free but the meadows run right beside it and give uninterrupted views of the ruins, These have to...More

Thank KimSned
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was one of the largest Norman castle complexes in England, now it is one of the largest ruins, with extensive and impressive earthworks. You will do a fair amount of walking to see it all, the views of the countryside are delightful, especially if...More

Thank John M
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Pretty, quiet rural castle remains. Would be ideal for families with children as there is lots to explore. Unfortunately, due to the terrain, the area is unsuitable for those with walking disabilities or wheelchairs, but pleasant to view from a distance.

Thank Robarke
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Reviewed 8 June 2018

It was good to see the historic Motte and Bailey set up of Castle Acre castle, and what's more it was free to wander around

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Reviewed 1 June 2018 via mobile

Free day out, took my nephew here, definitely not a tourist trap. Nice day out, there are a few steps, around the dried mote, so if you have problems walking up steps or hills, then you may want skip.

Thank Joe F
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Reviewed 29 May 2018 via mobile

We have been here a few times over the years. A beautiful place to let the kids run around with the dogs,safe too. A nice place to have a picnic. The earthworks are massive and steep,but we’ll defined. And there is no entry or parking...More

Thank Skaman G
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susiecreamcheese2014
28 May 2017|
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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.
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