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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.


Adults £6.00
Concessions £5.00
Child £4.00
Family ticket (2 adults and 2 children) £18.00


  • Gift shop
  • Disabled toilets

Opening times

Open daily 1st April - 1st November, 10:00am - 6:00pm (closed at dusk if earlier in October). March (Wednesday - Sunday), 10:00am - 4:00pm. Closed 24th - 26th December.


Castle Rising Castle,
Castle Rising,
PE31 6AH


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

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


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    Castle Rising Village

    Castle Rising Village, King’s Lynn

    Castle Rising is small rural village based five miles north-east of King’s Lynn, famous for its ruined Castle Rising Castle.

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    North Wootton

    North Wootton Village, King's Lynn

    North Wootton village is immediately adjacent to King’s Lynn. Former marshland, drained several centuries ago, links the village to the coast