Castles and Fortifications of England and Wales

OLD CASTLETON


OLD CASTLETON
Photo Andrew Tivenan

The motte of this early Norman castle from around 1070 is still visible, about 130 feet in diameter and 30 feet above ground level. There is an outer bailey with a protective rampart around it which is higher than the top of the motte as the castle was cut into a natural sloping ridge. There is also a second, smaller enclosure on the east side.


Photo Andrew Tivenan Photo Andrew Tivenan Photo Andrew Tivenan Photo Andrew Tivenan

Aerial photo ©Paul R. Davis Aerial photo ©Paul R. Davis

 

Directions
Off the B4352, 6 miles north east of Hay-on-Wye

 



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