The Old Red Lion in the historic Norman village of Castle Acre, in north-west Norfolk, provides accommodation for travellers, walkers, cyclists and groups.
The Old Red Lion offers excellent facilities in a peaceful atmosphere and extends a warm welcome to all at retreats, workshops and courses.
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
- More from The Guardian here.
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
- More from The Sunday Times here