Colin Crosby Heritage Tours

Castle Rising

Castle Rising is a historic village in Norfolk, 4 miles from Kings Lynn. It was once a port, but the sea has retreated and it is now 4 miles inland.

The magnificent castle was built by William de Albini in the 12th century. It was the home for many years of Queen Isabella. She had been exiled there for her part in the murder of her husband, Edward II. The castle is still in private hands, but administered by English Heritage.

St. Lawrence Church has a superb Norman doorway on the West Front, and this is surmounted by a Norman window.

Trinity Hospital, an attractive group of almshouses, was founded in the 17th century.

On the green is a stepped market cross dating from the 15th century.

Unique Castle Tea Rooms are lovely, and have a beautiful garden.