Welcome to the Old Red Lion - a homely venue for accommodation and retreats
Guests can stay in private rooms or dormitories, all bedding and linen is provided. Click here for details
About Castle Acre
The village of Castle Acre was once a high status Norman town and even today it still has a very special atmosphere. This medieval walled town has its own bailey gate, 11th century castle and a Cluniac priory (English Heritage sites).
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Set in the north-west Norfolk village of Castle Acre the Old Red Lion offers excellent facilities in a peaceful atmosphere and extends a warm welcome to all at retreats, workshops and courses.
The Old Red Lion provides accommodation for groups, travellers, such as walkers, cyclists, as well as pilgrims.
Is it a B & B? Is it a hostel? Is it a retreat centre? Well it appears to take the best of all three. This is clearly what accommodation should be about.
Dixe Wills - Guardian travel writer
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A 17th-century inn Castle Acre, in Norfolk, is one of those time-warped spots that would be famous anywhere but England — we’ve just got too much history. Within the bailey of a Norman stronghold, the village includes a straggle of ruined ramparts, an 11th-century priory and the Old Red Lion: once an inn, now a kind of charmed commune, it’s part B&B, part bunkhouse, part retreat centre. Alison Loughlin is mother hen, staging yoga sessions and meditation weekends. It’s artsy, sunlit and stimulating: join in, or just relax and explore the castle ruins — they’re virtually in the back garden.
Vincent Crump, The Sunday Times
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