Horsford, Horsford Castle

NHER 8001 

Aerial view of Horsford Castle. Horsford Castle from the air showing the bailey and the motte around the keep. There may have been a fortified barbican between the bailey and motte.

Horsey Mill was built in 1912 and is now owned by the National Trust. (© NCC)

Horsford Castle is a substantial stone motte and bailey fortress, with an earthwork barbican. The very low motte and large bailey are surrounded by deep ditches, which are wet in places and the grass covered foundations of a stone keep can still be traced on top of the motte.

Essentials

Situated

Horsford Castle is located east of Horsford, a public footpath north off Church Street gives access. 5 miles north of Norwich on the A140.

Parking

There is no parking at the site. Car parking is by the side of the road.

Opening Times

All year, any reasonable time, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday

Admission Costs

Free

Website

http://www.castleuk.net/castle_lists_east_anglia/134/horsfordcastle.htm

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