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.

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