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Baconsthorpe Castle

The ruins of a 15th century castle set in the North Norfolk countryside near Holt

An Introduction to Baconsthorpe Castle

Baconsthorpe Castle
Castle Interior
Castle Tower
Castle on the lake
Baconsthorpe Castle Walls
Baconsthorpe Castle was built in the 1400s by the enterprising Heydon family. It grew as their wealth did, into a gigantic fortified mansion. The amount of protection they gave their home is perhaps evidence of how unpopular some of them were. There's a curtain wall, inner and outer gatehouse, plus a 15-metre moat on three sides. The castle seems determined to isolate itself from the world. It's surrounded by nothing more than lawns and a lake. This is the middle of nowhere; it's at once beautiful and sinister.

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Baconsthorpe Castle Pictures


Baconsthorpe Castle Gate
Baconsthorpe Castle Gate
Baconsthorpe Castle
The front of Baconsthorpe Castle
Baconsthorpe Castle
The rear portion of the castle
Baconsthorpe Castle
Remaining walls of the castle
Castle Interior
Part of the interior of the ruined castle
Castle View
A raised view of the castle
Castle Tower
The view of the tower at the rear of the castle

Castle Lake
The view of Baconsthorpe Castle across the lake
Castle on the lake
Part of the castle on the lake
Baconsthorpe Castle Walls
The castle walls


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