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Castle Rising

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Address: Short Tree A149, King's Lynn PE31 6AH, England
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+44 1553 631330
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Wed - Sun 10:00 - 16:00

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Lovely place to visit

Pleased to visit and enjoy the fantastic ruins and displays. Well worth a visit and explore, our 7 year old really enjoyed climbing the ruins and seeing the archer display, sword... read more

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Maldon, United Kingdom
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Maldon, United Kingdom
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85 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Pleased to visit and enjoy the fantastic ruins and displays. Well worth a visit and explore, our 7 year old really enjoyed climbing the ruins and seeing the archer display, sword fighting, games and fire starting Extremely enthusiastic staff and volunteers!

Thank GCT1978
Norwich, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Good if you like scrambling about ruins. We went on an extremely rainy day and everything was closed. But it gave us an idea of what the castle would have been like in it's heyday. We had trouble finding it and then couldn't find our way back. So I wish they would improve signage.

Thank Silvertraveller193
London, United Kingdom
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87 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely old castle with ruined church alongside. Honesty box for payment. Info spread around to read. EARTHWORKS to walk. 3 stories to view inside the castle. Defiantly worth a visit.

Thank carjams
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After reading the English Heritage handbook description of Castle Rising, it says 'One of the most complete and lavishly decorated Norman keeps in England'. I think they left out 'was' at the start of the sentence as it is an empty ruin. We had difficulty finding the car park with badly placed signs. The car park is a red muddy... More 

1 Thank GMan1303
East Midlands, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a lovely afternoon looking around the castle. It is a prime example of an English castle and fascinating to look around. The parking was very easy and there was a gift shop nearby where you can purchase souvenirs that were very reasonably priced! Great if you have kids!

Thank EmmelineBright
Kings Lynn
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17 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having just joined English Heritage we decided to go to Castle Rising Castle with limited expectations if we are honest, however the castle was surprising. The moat is large and surrounds the castle in total which I understand is fairly rare. The what was wooden floors have gone from the main part of the castle but there is enough of... More 

1 Thank petertheb
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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127 reviews
50 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Castle Rising is well worth a visit as the castle has so many unique aspects and is interesting for all ages with its steep winding stairwells, ruins and walkways. People with very young children, beware of the extremely high moat banking with very high drops in places! Easy to park, a small shop is on site but be sure and... More 

Thank Stardawntravel
Lincoln, United Kingdom
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87 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

As I pass Castle Rising most weekends, I thought it was time to stop and take a look, really pleased I did, lovely place to stop, enjoy the History, the views from the Castle over Norfolk. And the local tea rooms, again, lovely sat in their garden eating cake 👌

Thank Jacques-Pierre77
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30 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was a highlight of my UK trip. It was wonderful to wander around and explore all the remaining buildings and grounds

Thank Christine L M
Coventry, United Kingdom
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74 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went here to kill time on the way to another place that didn't open until later, but we were really glad we'd been. The earthworks are impressive, but the keep is really wonderful. The stonework is still really solid having been built in the mid 1100s - why can't we build like that now?

Thank Diana W

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