Is this the first #Norman #Castle built in England? It was built before William the conqueror won the Battle of Hastings – so how did the Normans manage to build this castle on the #Shropshire /#Herefordshire border? find out on our #cyclingholidays
Its an intriguing site, and definitely worth a stop on one of our Herefordshire cycling holidays Here are the ruins of the castle, with two extremely inquisitive guardians – two goats – who are doing an excellent job of keeping the vegetation down.
The keep and outer stone curtain wall are still there… in ruins, as is the large fortification ditch. Surprisingly the best preserved part is the dovecot – still with its small square nest boxes, doves were an important food source in medieval times.
Next to the Castle is the St Bartholomew’s church, with its separate bell tower, which looks like a defensive tower. See more Castles to visit on a cycle tour in the English Welsh borders