Castles and Fortifications of England and Wales

SHOTWICK CASTLE


SHOTWICK CASTLE
Photo Mark Griffiths

The earthworks remain of a 1080 motte and bailey castle on the English-Welsh border above the River Dee. It was greatly extended a hundred years later with a stone keep and curtain walls with six towers. It was in use until the 13th century but now no stonework is visible above ground.


Photo Mark Griffiths Photo Mark Griffiths Photo Mark Griffiths Photo Mark Griffiths Photo Mark Griffiths Photo Mark Griffiths

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

 

Directions
Between Shotwick & Saughall, 4 miles north west of Chester

 



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