- Castles and Palaces
Suitable for ages: Young Children (4-8), Older Children (9-12) and Teenagers (13-18)
Venue type: Indoor, Outdoor
Built way back in 1140 AD, Castle Rising is a historic gem for your little royals to lose themselves in. It’s a spectacular maze of stone steps and makes for a fantastic play fort.
This is one of the most renowned 12th Century castles in England, and for good reason. In its long history, it's been a hunting lodge, a royal residence and even housed Queen Isabella following her dastardly part in the murder of her husband, Edward II.
Kids can explore the ramparts and search the horizon for enemy hordes. Then when the perimeter is safe, they’ll love tumbling down the grassy moat slope or listening out for the local grasshoppers. It’s also a great spot from which to watch fireworks exploding in the night sky, or watching the sun go down.
- 12th-century castle
- Explore the tower and many corridors
- Pack a picnic
- Picnics Allowed
- Onsite Shop
- Snacks Available
- Toilets Available
- Parking Available On-site
Getting There and Contact Information
Castle Rising, Kings Lynn, Norfolk, PE31 6AH, England
Click here to visit Castle Rising Castle's website
Standard Opening Times and Pricing
1 April to 1 November: 10:00am - 6:00pm Daily or dusk if earlier in October. 2 November to 31 March: Wednesday - Sunday 10:00am - 4:00pm
Adults: £4.50 Concessions (over 60s, students with valid ID card): £3.80 Children: £3.00 Family Ticket for 2 adults and 2 children: £14.00 Under 5s and English Heritage Members go free