Baconsthorpe Castle

What an amazing place Baconsthorpe Castle is. Really well preserved, and although climbing on the ruins is prohibited, it’s a fascinating placed little people. It also has a beautiful lake to sit down and have a picnic next to.

It’s a moated and fortified 15th Century manor house.  We loved reading about the history of the ambitious Heydon family. Great information boards and glorious on a sunny day. 

There are lots of walks nearby that I want to investigate when we go back, when we have a bit more time. We spent ages adventuring around the grounds, which aren’t huge but are really interesting. 

No facilities on site but not far from Holt and The Pigs at Edgefield.

🌿 Length: Very short, not a walk as such, but a great space top explore – perfect for toddlers

🌿 Café: None – The Pigs at Edgefield, Hetty’s at Holt Country Park and others in Holt are a few miles away

🌿 Play area: No

🌿 Pushchairs/Wheelchairs: Pushchairs should be fine. Surfaces are gravel paths and grass. There is a narrow-ish gate to the inner castle area but we saw someone with a pushchair on our last visit. I don’t think wheelchairs would fit but would be interested to hear if others have visited

🌿 Dogs: Yes – allowed on leads

🌿 Toilets: None

🌿 Seats: TBC

🌿 Picnic area: No picnic benches but nice grassy areas, particularly by the lake

🌿 Opening times: Always open

🌿 Entrance fee: No entrance fee but there is a parking charge

🌿 Parking: £2 payable by text. English Heritage members go free with valid car park sticker. Postcode is NR25 9LN (what3words ///covenants.instead.dramatic)

🌿 Website: English Heritage website HERE

Posted in Dogs allowed, North Norfolk, Ruins.

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