Castle Acre Circular Walk

'The village is best known today for the twin ruins of Castle Acre Castle and Castle Acre Priory, which lie immediately to the east and west of the village respectively. Both were founded soon after the Norman Conquest by William de Warenne, the first Earl of Surrey. At its heyday, Castle Acre played an important role in the affairs of the State, with many visits from royalty. Castle Acre itself was once a fortified town and still possesses one of its gates, the Bailey Gate. When first established, Castle Acre was one of the finest examples of Norman town planning in the country, and much of this can still be seen.' [Wikipedia 8 January 2014]

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Distance (miles)
6
Starting from
Castle Acre, , King's Lynn and West Norfolk
Overview

'Starting in the historic village of Castle Acre, with its Cluniac Priory and eleventh century castle, this 6 mile walk follows the Peddars Way National Trail, old drove roads and lanes. It returns to the village following the River Nar, on part of the Nar Valley Way.'

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