This is all about the Heydon family, and a bit of a bonfire of the vanities story. The Heydons made it big in wool, splashed out on flamboyant building projects and made some poor investment choices. So in less than 200 years they were bust. Hard, somehow, to feel their pain. The ruins are a good example of local flintstone construction (which we always call 'knuckleduster' stones).
Car park at the castle with a £2 charge for non-members payable by text. Parking is free for EH Members with a valid English Heritage car sticker on display. Satnav coords for car park: 52.8979, 1.1517 Getting there - follow the signs in Baconsthorpe village.
The ruins are a good source of tantalising scents and dogs will love the snifforama here. Hostile swans control the moat and swimming, but there's more grassy space for dogs to enjoy.
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