I love a ruin. And I know you all love a ruin. There are lots more to come here so watch this space!

Mannington Estate

We recently stumbled across this fabulous place.  Whilst its official name is Mannington, we thought it was actually Narnia (the chapel ruins anyway). These chapel gardens were magical and a beautiful addition for curious little explorers! Just beware that you’re not allowed to enter the chapel itself but you can open the door to peep […]

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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 […]

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Saxlingham Meadow & Ruins

(Last visited August 2020)I knew there were some ruins somewhere around Saxlingham Nethergate but wasn’t sure where – then I saw them pop up on a post by my friend Neil from Escape Trails UK and he kindly plotted me a short route! Which I tweaked as I spotted that I could incorporate the meadow […]

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Thetford Priory

Founded in the early 12th century, The Priory of Our Lady of Thetford was one of the largest and most important monasteries in medieval East Anglia. There are extensive remains – you’re not allowed to climb on the walls, but it’s a fantastic site. On the north and east perimeter there is a hardcore path […]

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Burgh Castle

Burgh Castle – one of my favourite finds from winter 2017! It’s been access tested by Norfolk Trails and is therefore accessible for pushchairs and wheelchair users around the perimeter, plus it’s a great place to explore for little legs as you can climb up into the 3rd century ruins! When we went there was a […]

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Castle Acre

Castle Acre is a little gem of a place in West Norfolk and I can’t recommend it highly enough! Aside from being really special to me (it’s where my husband proposed and where my distant relatives lived for generations!), it is steeped in history with both castle and priory ruins, but also has some great […]

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