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Castle Rising Castle

Castle Rising,

Castle Rising Castle is a fine example of a Norman castle. The rectangular keep, one of the largest, was built around 1140 by William D'Albini.

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.

Prices

Adults £4.50
Child £3.00
Concession £3.80
Family £14.00

Facilities

  • Gift shop
  • Disabled toilets

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.

Location

Castle Rising Castle,
Castle Rising,
Norfolk,
PE31 6AH

Directions

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

The nearest railway station is King's Lynn station, which is 5 miles away.

Nearby accommodation

  • Congham Hall Country House Hotel

    Lynn Road, Grimston

    A Georgian manor-house in 30 acres of parkland. The herb gardens are open to the public with over 700 varieties. All you would expect from one of the highest rated country house hotels.

  • The Grange Hotel & Restaurant

    Willow Park, King's Lynn

    Detached Edwardian house.

    There are electrical charge points available at The Grange Hotel & Restaurant.

  • Park House Hotel

    Park House Hotel, Sandringham

    Operated by the charity Leonard Cheshire Disability, Park House Hotel enables disabled guests and their carers and/or companions, to have a holiday in the Norfolk countryside together.