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Castle Rising

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Address: A149, King's Lynn, England
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Quick history trip

An interesting 30 mins spent in here, looking round. Not too much to see other than the actual shell of the building.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
BecsinLondon
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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103 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

An interesting 30 mins spent in here, looking round. Not too much to see other than the actual shell of the building.

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Thank BecsinLondon
Downham Market, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place for a picnic in the grounds. Steep waterless moat, amazing walk on the top of the moat around the castle. In the castle itself some rooms have been re built. Audio available, lovely place for the family to visit. Plenty of parking and souvenir shop on site.

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Thank Angie S
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We decided to go here more or less on an impulse. It was a very cold day in February, but we were wrapped up warm and there was enough interest to make it worth braving the cold wind. There is a large car park with toilets, a small shop where you buy tickets, and an audio guide is available (at... More 

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Thank Chris D
King's Lynn, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Castle Rising is lovely. A truly undiscovered gem. I may be biased as I live close by but it really is worth a visit. Also there is a lovely tea room near the castle and a village pub. Both are worth a visit.

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Thank cazza2Norfolk
Cromer, United Kingdom
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162 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

A very atmospheric site. It needs some walking around and there are some steps to negotiate, but the views are stunning.

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Thank Tim B
Bicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

After a group run around Sandringhan Estate we found this lovely pub in the small local village of Castle Rising. There were 34 for lunch all served together, great value and service.

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Thank pmvkerkhof
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

A well preserved Norman castle that's certainly impressive on the outside and is surrounded by extensive earthworks that are a credit to the poor souls who must have laboured building them up! They also provide you with a great view of the village from the top. As mentioned by other reviewers, the inside is quite atmospheric and the only thing... More 

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King's Lynn, null, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

Having purchased tickets we where excited at the prospect of seeing the castle and the fireworks in combo.. We arrive to the chaos of parking as this is only one small road in and out of the castle but we parked away and walked.. There was a small fun fair and I mean small. but we just went round to... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Although I do appreciate the history of places like this and this is certainly impressive, is it worth an entrance fee of £4.50 per adult - probably not. There is little signage around the keep which would have been helpful. However, the surrounding village is very pleasant.

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Thank AnnieM452
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Well worth a visit! Doesn't open until 10 and our visit took about 45 minutes. There are several information panels with the history.

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