Baconsthorpe Castle ruins. Open Daily. Free entry.

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There is a car park on site, but there are no other facilities.

There is a wooden bridge spanning the moat, which ends in a slight lip at the entrance to the ruins.

You can download an audio tour from the English Heritage website to take with you on an iPod, mp3 player or mobile phone.

Brief Description:

Initially built as a fortified manor house, Baconsthorpe Castle is a Grade I list building as well as a Scheduled Ancient Monument. It was built between 1460 and 1486 and was constructed of flint and brick.

Further Information:


English Heritage, Baconsthorpe Castle, Baconsthorpe, NR25 6LB


None available.


English Heritage 0370 333 1181


Opening Hours:

Open during daylight hours.

Free entry.


The castle ruins are on an unnamed road to the north of the village of Baconsthorpe. OS TG 120380


A bus service stops in the nearby village of Baconsthorpe. For more details contact the Traveline website or tel: 0870 608 2608. For information on accessible buses visit the Norfolk County Council website.


There is a pub in the village - Hare and Hounds - where food and drink is available.

Travel Information

For further travel information please see:

Or call Traveline on 0871 200 22 33
(Calls cost 12p per minute plus your phone company's access charge)