Castle Acre castle, founded soon after the Conquest by the first William de Warenne, initially as a stone ‘country house’. Then converted into a strong keep, further defended by stone Read more [...]
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Our History and Heritage category brings all Coast Radar’s Norfolk listings related to looking for something to do or a place to visit together where they offer some form of historic or heritage based activity.
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Bressingham Steam and Gardens is a museum dedicated to steam engines alongside gardens and a garden centre, all situated at Bressingham near Diss in Norfolk. Established by Alan Bloom in Read more [...]
Caister Roman Site, the partially excavated remains of a Roman ‘Saxon Shore’ fort, including wall and ditch sections and building foundations.
Blickling Hall Jacobean house with gardens and park.
Blakeney Guildhall, the remains of the house of a prosperous Blakeney merchant, with a fine 15th-century brickvaulted undercroft. Later the guildhall of Blakeney’s guild of fish merchants.
Benedictine priory ruins. The nave, with its splendid 13th-century west front and great bricked-up window, is now the parish church.
Berney Arms Windmill, one of Norfolk’s best and largest marsh mills. Grinding a constituent of cement and in use until 1951, then pumping water to drain surrounding marshland.
Castle Rising Castle completed around 1140 AD by the Norman lord William d’Albini for his new wife, the widow of Henry I. This is now one of the largest, best Read more [...]
Extensive ruins of Baconsthorpe Castle, a moated and fortified 15th-century manor house.
Burgh Castle, stone walls, with added towers for catapults, of a Roman 3rd-century ‘Saxon Shore’ fort. Views over Breydon Water, into which the fourth wall long since collapsed.
Castle Acre Priory, one of the largest and best preserved monastic sites in England, the foundation of Castle Acre Priory in about 1090. Created after a visit by William de Read more [...]
Binham Market Cross, 15th-century cross, on the site of an annual fair held from the 1100s until the 1950s.