Castle Rising, Norfolk, England

Castle Rising Castle

Castle Rising Castle

Castle Rising Castle (above) is a ruined castle, built in about 1138 by William d'Aubigny, 1st Earl of Arundel, who also owned Arundel Castle. Much of its square keep, surrounded by a defensive mount, is intact. Lord Howard of Rising, a descendant of William d’Aubigny, currently owns it.


The apparition of the displaced former queen, Isabella of France, who died here, haunts it. It is said that her “maniacal screams” resonate around the ruins.

Castle Rising,

Kings Lynn,


PE31 6AH.


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For more information, please read Haunted Britain and Ireland by Richard Jones; Haunted Castles of Britain and Ireland by Richard Jones; Haunted Britain by Antony D. Hippisley Coxe and Britain's Haunted Heritage by J A Brooks.


Visitor Information

Castle Rising is a village and civil parish in Norfolk, England.

It is best known as the location of Castle Rising Castle, which dominates the village. The village is situated 5 miles northeast of the town of King's Lynn and 37 miles west of the city of Norwich.

Pictured left is Castle Rising Castle courtesy of Richard Croft. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons.