It appears you're visiting from a very old browser, or have compatibility mode set to make it seem like you're visiting from an old browser. Please turn off compatibility mode for our URL or visit us from a different browser. Thank you!

In Partnership with

FREE For CSSC Members


Thank you, 1 item has been added to your basket. Start a new search?

Please login or join CSSC to redeem this offer.

Members of CSSC benefit from a great range of discounted and free days out and shopping vouchers.

A rare and complete survival of a Norman planned settlement, including a castle, village, parish church and one of the best-preserved monastic sites in England, Castle Acre Priory.

Castle Acre, a tranquil rural village in Norfolk, boasts an extraordinary wealth of history. All this was the work of a great Norman baronial family, the Warennes, mainly during the 11th and 12th centuries. Castle Acre Castle was founded soon after the Battle of Hastings by the first William de Warenne, a close associate of William the Conqueror. It is a superb and well-preserved example of a motte-and-bailey castle, and remains one of the most impressive Norman earthworks in the country. The Bailey Gate is one of two stone gatehouses added to the settlement's massive earthwork defences in about 1200. The main road into the village still runs between its towers.

Availability
Available all year round

Open any reasonable time during daylight hours

Special Guidance
  • Present your CSSC membership card and one form of photo ID to gain free entry to participating sites
  • Free entry includes yourself, one other adult and accompanying children (max. 6 under the age of 18)
  • Click here for a list of sites where parking charges apply

Reviews

Become a Member

Join today and become the latest member of the CSSC community!

Helping individuals and families get more out of life since 1921