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Castle Acre Castle

Castle Acre,

The remains of a Norman manor house which became a castle with earthworks, set by the side of a village.

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 Property
  • Regional Tourist Board Member
  • Facilities for educational visits
  • Guided tours for groups

Opening times

Open all year


Castle Acre Castle,
Castle Acre,
PE32 2XD


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.

Nearby accommodation

  • Nightingale Cottage

    1, Sandles Court, Back Lane, Norfolk

    Well equipped, comfortable cottage with 3 separate bedrooms and delightful, secure courtyard garden. Located in historic and attractive hilltop village in mid Norfolk, perfect for holidays or short breaks for the whole family.