History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
The history of the village goes back to at least Roman times, when it was a busy port at the head of an inland waterway called Gariensis by the Romans. The waterway gradually silted up, and Acle has not been a port for centuries.
Acle was granted the right to hold a market in 1253, and townsfolk received the right to dig peat in 1382.
The church of St Edmunds is one of 124 surviving round-tower churches in the county. The tower is the oldest part of the church and may date to some time between AD 850-950. It is capped with an octagonal stage added in the 13th century. The font dates to 1410, and near the pulpit is a fragment of medieval wall painting depicting a dragon.
One of the more peculiar iconic sites in Acle is the historic Manor House, which has a rather odd extension at the east end, made from a WWII pillbox.
Just over 2 miles distant is Fairhaven Garden, famous for its collection of candelabra primulas.
Address: Acle, Norfolk, England
Attraction Type: Town
Location: Off the A47 mid way between Norwich and Great Yarmouth
OS: TG 4013 1024
Photo Credit: Evelyn Simak, licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons Licence
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