Please be aware that the public roads around the Castle will be closed to motor traffic for cycle racing on 10 July between 9.30 a.m. and 6.30 p.m. The Castle will be open as usual and there will a cycling festival in its grounds.
Visit the substantial remains of a strong and important motte and bailey castle dating from the 11th - 13th centuries, with surrounding walls, ditches and earthworks.
A palace complex was added in the 13th century.
Please note: Dogs on leads are welcome.
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