Castles and Fortifications of England and Wales

FARNHAM CASTLE


FARNHAM CASTLE
Photo Charles Taylor

The castle originally consisted of a square tower erected on a mound in 1138 by the Bishop of Winchester. The keep was pulled down in 1155 at the end of the first Civil War and was then rebuilt a few years later but with a different design, a circular shell keep surrounded by an outer curtain wall. The castle was slighted after the Civil War in 1648 but the castle structure and much of the walls still remain. Adjoining the castle are buildings which formed the residence of the Bishops of Winchester and Guildford.

Managed by English Heritage.


Photo Andrew Tivenan Photo Andrew Tivenan Photo Andrew Tivenan Photo Andrew Tivenan
Photo Charles Taylor Photo Charles Taylor Photo Charles Taylor Photo Charles Taylor

 

Directions
On the A287, north of Farnham on Castle Hill.
Castle Street, Farnham, Surrey GU9 0AG

 


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