Castle Rising Castle

Castle Rising Castle
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Address: Castle Rising Castle
Castle Rising
Kings Lynn
Postcode: PE31 6AH
Telephone: 01553 631330
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Castle Rising Castle is one of the most famous 12th Century castles in England. The stone keep, built in around 1140 AD, is amongst the finest surviving examples of its kind anywhere in the country and, together with the massive surrounding earthworks, ensures that Rising is a castle of national importance. In its time Rising has served as a hunting lodge, royal residence, and for a brief time in the 18th century even housed a mental patient.

The most famous period in its history was when it came to the mother of Edward III, Queen Isabella, following her part in the murder of her husband Edward II. The castle passed to the Howard family in 1544 and it remains in their hands today, the current owner being a descendant of William D'Albini II, the norman baron who raised the castle.

Adults: £4
Concessions (over 60s, students with valid ID card): £3.30
Children: £2.50
Family Ticket for 2 Adults and 2 Children £12
Under 5s, English Heritage members: Free  

Opening Times:

1st April to 1st November:
Castle open from 10am to 6pm or dusk if earlier.
2nd November to 31st March:
Wednesday to Sunday 10am to 4pm daily.
Closed 24th to 26th December.