We went to Castle Acre castle & Bailey gate in King’s Lynn Norfolk. It is neatly hidden away, we had driven through King’s Lynn a few times but never spotted it. I found it on a website for places to visit. The kid’s loved it and it helped me to push myself because of my fear of heights. My littlest daughter Bella would hold my hand and ask if she was helping me to be brave. So Cute! She really did help me! I had to put a brave face on for her as she has no fear when it comes to heights.
This place is fantastic for a nice day out with the family. Castle Acre castle & Bailey gate in King’s Lynn Norfolk is looked after by the English Heritage and its free entry with free parking next to it. The kids’ had plenty of open space and some daring challenges to keep their parents on their toes. My children would climb up anything and every single time my heart would skip a beat. My son sat on the hill and my two girls decided to run around in circles, that’s not my cup of tea but that’s probably why I need to go on a diet. There is also information signs all over the place which my kids love to read and see how it used to look.
Castle Acre Castle was begun in the 1070s by William I de Warenne, a close associate of William the Conqueror who had fought at the Battle of Hastings. His descendants held Castle Acre until 1347 and several were major political and military figures. Within three generations the Warennes had created the castle, surrounded the town with massive ramparts and established its famous Cluniac Priory. If you want to find out more about the history of Castle Acre, castle & Bailey Gate, check it out here.