Castle Rising Castle118 Votes Currently Closed
- Address: Lynn Road, King's Lynn PE31 6AH, UK, PE31 6AH, Tattersett, United Kingdom
- Timings: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
- Phone: +44-3703331181
- Fax: +1-01553631724
- Tags: Castle, Family And Kids, Landmarks, Historic And Protected Sites
Built around 1138, Castle Rising is an ancient fortification in King’s Lynn, UK. Although now in ruins, the castle has been a witness to many historical happenings. Many noble families have been residents of this castle including William d'Aubigny II - the earl of Arundel, Queen Isabella, and Thomas Howard - the Duke of Norfolk. The castle features three baileys, pilaster buttresses, and arcading. It is surrounded by sprawling gardens and rolling hills that make for a postcard perfect picture. The large open grounds are ideal for children to enjoy some outdoor activity. Head towards this place to step back in time, as well as to enjoy some quality time with dear ones.
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Castle Rising Castle Reviews & Ratings
Spent a wonderful morning wandering this old castle. I paid the extra pound for the audio tour, and it was definitely worth it. Great historical info. The grounds are well maintained, and the ladies in the ticket booth were very nice. I picked up a few items in the shop, which is rare for me, but they had a nice variety of things I’d not seen elsewhere in my England travels.
English Heritage managed site. Well maintained grounds. Great place to let the children run wild. Good place for a picnic. Ample parking. Restrooms. Small trinket shop onsite. Tea room and pub a short walk away in the village. If this review is helpful please press like.
We went as a family of 4 (4 year old and 8 month old). The castle wasn't large but was interesting enough to keep my little boy happy and had some nice green to play on. We went around it twice. For adults however there were minimal panels and as the floor of the Great hall is gone there wasn't lots and lots to see. However the castle was nice outside and we took a picnic and had that there to. The walk round the ramparts was nice to see out over the nearby area. Shame the roof isn't open to view from there. The gift shop/entrance is manned by 2 slightly sour faced women (well it was when we went). It's still owned by some lord or other so it isn't included in our Premier Rewards Membership (How it is then EH is beyond me? To get around death duties???) Anyway just don't bother taking the kids in there as there are loads of things to touch which these ladies don't like the kids touching. Otherwise a couple of nice hours. Not sure I would visit again as it was a way for us (Norwich) but was a nice Sunday trip out.
Neat place. It's the type of castle you think of when you think of a castle, which was awesome to see. Wish there was a little more on the history of the place, but all around a great afternoon visit. Recommend you head over to Unique for afternoon tea!
My first visit to Castle Rising although driving past hundreds of times. I was very pleasantly surprised. There is a good car park with toilets. Entry was free with English Heritage membership although it wasn't expensive without. The grass and ruins around the main castle were perfect for a picnic. The grounds were a nice walk, and the castle was a good explore. Well worth spending a couple of hours on a sunny afternoon.