I just love Castle Acre – a beautiful Norfolk village full of character and history! On the day that we visited for our Brecks photo shoot we were blessed with glorious sunshine and blue skies – perfect for showing just what a beautiful place it is!
Castle Acre takes its name from the walled castle in the village built in the 12th-century by the Normans. It also features a famous priory – also dating from 12th-century and inspired by the monastery at Cluny in France. The Priory was home to a community of monks until 1537, when Henry VIII disbanded all monastic houses. The priory’s ruins span seven centuries and include a beautiful 12th-century church with an elaborately decorated west front, still rising to its full height, a 15th-century gatehouse and a porch, and prior’s lodging still fit to live in. Both sites are maintained by English Heritage – it’s free to visit the Castle while a family ticket for the Priory costs £15.20.
So if you’re looking for something to do this weekend why not give Castle Acre a look – I promise you won’t be disappointed!