This is a fine example of a motte and bailey castle dating from Norman times.
It is built on the confluence of the rivers Tame and Anker.In the early 1800's the
Castle was in a sorry state.But in 1810 it's then owner the Marquis of Townshend laid out
the gardens and also extensively renovated the Castle itself, it was also he who built the
Castle Lodge, this now houses the Local Studies Centre and a fine Photographic
Inside the Castle are many splendid rooms open to the public some of which are said to be haunted.
One of the oldest parts of the Castle is the Herringbone masonry wall which is believed to date from around 1180 and is a very fine example of it's kind.
There is also a statue of Aethelflaeda in the Castle Grounds.
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