Bigod's Castle, Bungay

Bigod's Castle, Bungay

The remains of the Norman Castle, which date back to around 1165AD, are situated right in the centre of Bungay

'A late 12th century castle erected by Hugh Bigod, the powerful Earl of Suffolk. Bigod was one of the strongest opponents of King Stephen, who tried to buy his loyalty by granting him the earldom. Henry II seized Hugh's lands, including Bungay, but later returned them. Around 1163 Bigod started building a strong keep at Bungay, standing over 33 metres high (100 feet) and surrounded by walls 5-7 metres thick'

Jesters Tea Room can be found in the Visitor's Centre.

Admission to the Castle Keep is free, but donations are welcomed.

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