Dog Friendly Day Out in Eastern England

Castle Acre Castle and Bailey Gate

A dog friendly day out in Swaffham, Norfolk.

Castle Acre
Swaffham
Norfolk

Telephone: 0870 3331181
Website: www.english-heritage.org.uk/day
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Hamish waits whilst we explore Is he really interested in that information board? Time for a rest

Key Info:
Located at the E end of Castle Acre, 5 miles North of Swaffham (OS Map 132; ref TF 819152).

Description:
Situated on the Peddar's Way, a major trade and pilgrim route to Thetford, Bromholm Priory and Walsingham, it is a very rare and complete survival of a Norman planned settlement, including a castle, town, parish church and associated monastery. All this is the work of a great Norman baronial family, the Warennes, mainly during the 11th and 12th centuries. Visitors to Castle Acre can trace the ancient street layout of this now peaceful village, lined with attractive flint or brick houses, before exploring both the great castle earthworks and the extensive priory remains.

Opening Times:
All year at any reasonable time.

Dog Restrictions:
Dogs on leads are welcome - contact site for any restrictions. Assistance dogs are welcome everywhere.

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