Thursday, August 27, 2009
Castle Rising Castle
I have been through the village of Castle Rising a couple of times on the way to the North Norfolk coast. This time I got off the bus there.
What I had seen was the pub and teashop. What you see less well from the road are the 17th century almshouses (worthy of a post in their own right) and the castle itself.
It dates from the 12th century and the enormous bulk of the keep is a remarkable survival. It had a chequered early history but has slumbered in rural obscurity for centuries.
The castle is surrounded by a high bank, which makes it possible to photograph it from every angle.