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Baconsthorpe Castle

Castle Lane, Baconsthorpe, Holt NR25 6LL, UK

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About Baconsthorpe Castle

Baconsthorpe Castle is a moated and fortified 15th century manor house, that are a testament to the rise and fall of a prominent Norfolk family. It was established in the 15th century on the site of a former manor hall, probably by John Heydon I and his father, William. Part of the castle was later converted into a textile factory, but it fell out of use in the 20th century. Today Baconsthorpe is one of the most picturesque - and relatively unknown - moated castles in England.



Attractions near Baconsthorpe Castle

National Trust - Sheringham Park3.39km from Baconsthorpe Castle

Sheringham Park is an adventure playground for all ages, with some of the best walking and running trails in Norfolk across its 1000 acres of varied terrain. There are fine mature woodlands and a large variety of rhododendrons and azaleas. In the early 20th century, Henry Morris Upcher obtained rhododendron seeds of various types from plantsman Ernest "Chinese" Wilson. The hall is privately occupied, but Sheringham Park is in the care of the National Trust and open to visitors.

Holt Country Park4.02km from Baconsthorpe Castle

Holt Country Park is set in 100 acres of mixed woodland and is a Green Flag award winner. Open all year round for the public to enjoy. It is situated on the edge of the Norfolk Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. They regularly offer seasonal activities during half terms and other holidays always aimed at kids, and they can include things like mini-beast safaris, treasure hunts, guided ranger walks learning about conservation, natural material arts and crafts sessions plus shelter building

Bircham Gallery4.21km from Baconsthorpe Castle

Bircham Gallery is a light and spacious contemporary art gallery situated on the Market Place in the Georgian town of Holt on the North Norfolk coast. The gallery was established in 1988 by Christopher and Deborah Harrison and over 25 years has developed an enviable reputation for exhibiting the best of contemporary and modern British art.

Muckleburgh Military Collection5.33km from Baconsthorpe Castle

The Muckleburgh Military Collection is the finest private Museum of military memorabilia in the United Kingdom. It includes tanks, armoured cars, bombs, artillery and missiles used by the allied armies during World War II. It incorporates the Suffolk and Norfolk Yeomanry Museum of uniforms, weapons, photographs and documents.

North Norfolk Railway6.04km from Baconsthorpe Castle

The North Norfolk railway line is an 8km-long heritage line running between Sheringham and Holt. It passes through Weybourne and Kelling Heath.  It offers a spectacularly scenic ride from Sheringham along the coast to Weybourne and through the heathland to Holt. It was described by the Daily Telegraph as one of the UK's great five heritage railways

Sheringham Beach6.51km from Baconsthorpe Castle

Sheringham is an award-winning Blue Flag beach made up of sand with areas of shingle and larger stones. It was family friendly and has scenic walks along the promenade, which houses a row of colourful beach huts. Sheringham is also on the Deep History Coast Discovery Trail and has its own Discovery Point.

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Norfolk is a county in East Anglia in England. It borders Lincolnshire to the northwest, Cambridgeshire to the west and southwest, and Suffolk to the south. Its northern and eastern boundaries are the North Sea and to the northwest, The Wash.Norfolk County’s most popular tourist attractions are the beaches, ports, towns and villages along Lake Erie, known as Ontario’s South Coast.