Castle Acre Castle

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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.



  • Facilities for educational visits
  • Guided tours for groups

Site Features

  • English Heritage Property
  • Regional Tourist Board Member

Map & Directions

Road Directions

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.

Castle Acre Castle


Castle Acre, Norfolk, PE32 2XD

Tel: 01223 582700

Opening Times

* Open all year

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