Castle Rising Castle

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Castle Rising Castle: One of the largest, best preserved and most lavishly decorated keeps in England, surrounded by 20 acres of mighty earthworks. Begun in 1138 by William d'Albini for his new wife, the widow of Henry I, in the 14th century it became the luxurious exile-place of Queen Isabella, widow (and alleged murderess) of Edward II.

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Legend

Said to be haunted by the wife of Edward II, Queen Isabel of France who died quite mad due to loneliness and isolation. It is said you can hear her shrieks and manic, crazy laughter echoing around the castle and its grounds.

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Located 4 miles (6.4 km) NorthEast of King's Lynn off A149

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Opening times (1 April - 1 November:
MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturdaySunday
10:00 - 18:0010:00 - 18:0010:00 - 18:0010:00 - 18:0010:00 - 18:0010:00 - 18:0010:00 - 18:00

Opening times (2 November - 31 March):
MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturdaySunday
--10:00 - 16:0010:00 - 16:0010:00 - 16:0010:00 - 16:0010:00 - 16:00
*Closed 24 December - 26 December

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£4.00£2.50£3.30

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Phone: +44 1553 631330
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