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Large mound

The gardens and park are pleasant. Not much to show of the castle itself, a large defensive mound... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Steven R
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Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
More than 1,097 Years of history

Built in 921ad, King Edward ordered a fortress be built on this spot, which remained in use as a... read more

Reviewed 8 January 2018
Clive B
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Dartford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 8 January 2018

Built in 921ad, King Edward ordered a fortress be built on this spot, which remained in use as a protected look-out post until William the Conqueror came along in 1066 and improved upon the level of defences here. Sadly all that remains today are the original foundations and ruins of a once important castle. Although usually open to the public, the site does close when wet or icy, this is as a safety measure as the ruins are at the top of a steep hillock, which is the original raised defences of the lookout and castle, and it can be quite slippy at the top. If mobility is an issue, be aware that there are a lot of step both up and down, there is no other way. For a ancient piece of history locally, and a free attraction, it is certainly worth a visit.

Thank Clive B
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