Castle Rising – Norfolk

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We stumbled across a great location to visit; Castle Rising, a small village just a couple of miles walk from our campsite in the Sandringham Forest. Within the village is a castle which has real historic significance as it was the home of Queen Isabella, Wife of Edward II.

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Castle Rising

Isabella earned her pace in english history by plotting her husbands downfall and possibly his death with her lover Roger Mortimer and then effectively ruled as a warrior queen until her son Edward III was old enough to re-take the crown and have his mothers lover killed. She later moved back into Castle Rising.

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Often referred to as a “She-Wolf”, she was not a person to be messed with. Her Wiki page is a fascinating story of power, lust, greed and cruelty:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isabella_of_France

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Mutts was well impressed with the moat.

The castle has been owned by the Howard family since the 15th Centuary and is administered by English Heritage. It’s built on a huge keep, with the banks of the surrounding moat clearly visible, a great example of this type of castle. You can walk inside building(dogs allowed on leads). More information can be found here: http://www.castlerising.co.uk

Tonight is “Chip Van Night” here on the Sandringham Estate, you can feel the tension and anticipation in the air. I wonder if they sell Corona pop?

That is all

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2 responses to “Castle Rising – Norfolk

  1. Chip van! – lovely memories of living in deepest darkest Devon when the kids were small. Weds evenings and Sat lunch were chip van times – we went for the Saturday option as he was a bit after their bedtime on Wednesday. So Sat lunch was fish and chips watching the ancient films on BBC2!

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