Visitors are often surprised by this area. A rural and peaceful location our visitors have enjoyed winding down with walks along the river and around the Castle and Priory. The attractive coast line is not far and there are plenty of stately homes of Norfolk. What a summer of endless blue skies and sunshine.

The gardens were open at the beginning of the month for the National Garden Scheme and we received an amazing 450 visitors who helped raise nearly £3,000 for the wonderful nursing charities that the scheme supports. Tea money on the day raised £1,000 for the Friends of Castle Acre Church. Perhaps we should thank the wonderful article in the July edition of The English Garden Magazine. 

And summer looks as if it is going to continue. September has to be the best month in Norfolk.


So I did it. Ninety NGS Gardens visited last year. You can read all about them at the Garden Gate is Open:

Back at Tudor Lodgings we have become grandparents and so no longer are able to offer B & B because young Alfie and his parents, from time to time, need the bedrooms. However the Self-catering Barn, with its nice new shower, is available for either weekly lets or min stay 3 nights. The weather over Easter has been awful but our visitors have been able to keep cosy in between walks around and about Castle Acre.


This year The National Garden Scheme celebrate ninety years of opening gardens to raise funds for nursing charities such as Macmillan, Marie Curie and Hospice Uk. I am off to the first of ninety gardens that I plan to visit throughout 2017. Robinson College, Cambridge is open today and tomorrow.

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