Whilst travelling towards Cromer for a wedding, we decided to take advantage of the glorious weather that had over the past week or so and stop off at Baconsthorpe Castle.
Baconsthorpe “Castle” is a ruined fortified manor house close to Baconsthorpe in Norfolk.
Built in the late 1400’s by the Heydon family and it had license to be built as a fortified structure even though it was to be a family home.
The property stayed in the family for around 100 years until debt created family arguments and caused it to be sold off in parts, it eventually went out of use during the civil war and was left to go to ruin.
There isn’t much to see here if I am honest, but it is a nice quiet wander if you like castles, and not a million miles away from the seaside at Cromer.
Thanks for looking.