Whittington Castle ~ 12th Century Moated Castle Ruins on Iron Age Site #Photography #Historic

People have been living on the site for over 2000 years, originally in Iron Age settlements comprising of thatched roundhouses. The first castle, a motte and bailey, which was a wooden tower situated on raised ground with a walled courtyard was erected in 1115 to defend against the Welsh. Subsequent generations improved and enlarged each structure until it became a stone built moated castle in the 1220s.

The large gatehouse towers are reached by a foot bridge over the moat.

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The present castle ruins are owned and run by the local community. It’s a pleasant way to spend a few hours and the very delightful tea room/gift shop is watched over by a ghostly Lady.

Some of the many ducks, as well as moorhens and coots, that live on site.

7 thoughts on “Whittington Castle ~ 12th Century Moated Castle Ruins on Iron Age Site #Photography #Historic

  1. What a beautiful place to visit Cathy and so lovely the castle ruins are owned and run by the local community 💚 Wishing you a blessed rest of the weekend and much love from our house to yours 🤗💕🐕 xxx

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