The village is best known today for the twin ruins of Castle Acre Castle and Castle Acre Priory, which lie immediately to the east and west of the village respectively. Both were founded soon after the Norman Conquest by William de Warenne, the first Earl of Surrey.
Great Snoring, Norfolk, Great Snoring is a rural village in North Norfolk by the River Stiffkey, in the east of England. It is situated approximately 40 miles (64 km) north-west from the city and county town of Norwich, and 2 miles (3 km) north from the larger village of Little Snoring.
Often revered as England’s Best-Kept Medieval Village, Lavenham ticks all the boxes. Ancient half-timbered merchants’ houses hang over winding streets, now populated with enticing gift shops and tea rooms, as well as fine restaurants such as The Great House and the 800-year-old Swan Hotel.