Tamworth Castle

Tamworth Castle
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Castle Facts:

Location: Tamworth, Staffordshire, England.
Built: 11th-13th century.
Condition: Rebuilt.
Ownership / Access: Local authority. Castle open to public.
Opening times: Check their website for more info.
Price of admission: Check their website for more info.
Notes: Tamworth Castle, a Grade I listed building, is a Norman castle, located next to the River Tame, in the town of Tamworth in Staffordshire, England. Overlooking the River Tame, the site has been fortified since Anglo-Saxon times, when Ethelfleda, the Mercian Queen, built a burh to defend against Danes (Vikings); it served as a residence of the Mercian kings. Rebuilt and enlarged by the Normans, it is today one of the best preserved Norman motte-and-bailey castles in England. The Castle has the second largest motte in England, after that at Windsor Castle.

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