Castles and Fortifications of England and Wales

EXETER CASTLE


Athelstan's Tower
Photo Andrew Tivenan

Exeter (or Rougemont) Castle was started in 1068. In 1136 it withstood a three month seige. The County Court was built on the site in the 18th century, but the city walls, a tower and the gatehouse still stand. Athelstan's tower is late 12th century, although the present turret is 15th century.

Open to the public.

Danes Castle was built in 1136 to the west during the seige of Exeter. The earthworks have recently been found after being submerged under a reservoir.


The gatehouse photo Andrew Tivenan The gatehouse photo Andrew Tivenan The gatehouse photo Andrew Tivenan City wall photo Andrew Tivenan Castle wall photo Andrew Tivenan

 

Directions
Close to the town centre, by the city walls.
Castle St, Exeter, Devon EX4 3PU

 



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