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Castle Rising Castle

Type:Castle / Fort

Castle Rising, Norfolk, PE31 6AH

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About

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.

Picnic area. Suitablity for the Disabled: Suitable.

Directions

Road Directions

We are situated just north of Historic Kings Lynn in Norfolk on the A149, 10 miles from Hunstanton and 5 miles from the Royal residence of Sandringham. Kings Lynn has a wide selection of shops and eateries to suit all tastes, and the City of Norwich is only 50 miles boasting one of the top ten shopping centres in the country.

Facilities

Accessibility

  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors

Establishment Features

  • Gift shop

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Opening Times

* 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.

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