In March Ian and I had a few days away with some friends in Kings Lynn, Norfolk. We all stayed in a little holiday cottage tucked away in the gorgeous Norfolk countryside. The cottage we stayed in was not far away from Castle Rising and we just could not resist a visit.
"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." - www.castlerising.co.uk.
Admittance to the Castle was really reasonable at £4.50 for adults and £3 for children with the option to purchase an audio guide. The visitor center also had a carpark, gift shop and toilets so there was no worry about staying for the full day and there is also a lovely cafe and pub nearby.
I never leave the house without some sort of device for taking photos be it my phone, a little compact camera of my DSLR. Our trip to Kings Lynn was no different so along with my weekend bag I also had my camera bag. At Castle Rising I took lots of photos as it is such a beautiful place, full of character and history. I loved capturing the detail of the stonework.
Claire Louise Xx