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A large, fortified building or set of buildings, that are usually walled.

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Kingswear Castle

Architecture; Castles

Kingswear Castle was built between 1491 - 1502, as an artillery tower for use with heavy cannon. Due to the limited range of cannon at the time, the fort at Kingswear was designed to work alongside ...

Kenilworth Castle

Architecture; Castles

Kenilworth Castle is the largest castle ruin in England. The castle has lost what was once its most striking feature, the great lake, a kilometre long and half a kilometre wide, which practically ...

Hever Castle

Architecture; Castles

Hever Castle is an attractive fortified manor house surrounded by a moat. The original moated castle was built in 1270 and consisted of a massive gatehouse and a walled bailey, approached by a wooden ...

Herstmonceux Castle

Architecture; Castles

Sir Roger Fiennes was granted a licence to build Herstmonceux in 1441. The castle was one of the earliest to be built of brick and was constructed in a lake so that the water acted as a large moat. ...

Helmsley Castle

Architecture; Castles

The most impressive features of Helmsley castle are its large earthworks with two deep ditches that are cut down through the outcrop of rock on which the castle stands. This ringwork formed part of ...

Hedingham Castle

Architecture; Castles

The Norman Keep at Hedingham castle is one of the finest in the country. It was built around 1140 for Aubrey de Vere II, and was probably designed by William de Corbeuil, Archbishop of Canterbury, ...

Hadleigh Castle

Architecture; Castles

The ruins of two towers, one almost standing to its original height, and some of its curtain wall are all that remain of Hadleigh Castle, overlooking the Thames estuary and Essex marshes. The ...

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