Hamish visited in June 2010. He took advantage of the shade of the tower whilst his people took it in turns to explore the castle and its grounds. The tower (keep) has much of its structure standing – more than enough to gain a good impression of what a grand castle this once was. The bailey walls have mostly been removed – but huge earthworks still show what an imposing place this must have been in its heyday. The audio tour was both informing and entertaining. Well worth the visit!
Castle Rising Castle
Telephone: 01553 631330
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Access to castle: There is access to castle bridge and grounds via impacted gravel paths and grass. Steep steps to castle may restrict wheelchair users but these are negotiated by many ambulant disabled visitors. Grounds: Accessible within curtain walls on impacted gravel and smooth grass. There are some sloped areas. Seats provided. Parking 50m from entrance.
One of the largest, best preserved and most lavishly decorated keeps in England, surrounded by 20 acres of mighty earthworks. Begun in 1138 by William d'Albini for his new wife, the widow of Henry I, in the 14th century it became the luxurious exile-place of Queen Isabella, widow (and alleged murderess) of Edward II. Owned and managed by Lord Howard of Rising.
10:00 - 18:00 - check English Heritage website via hyperlink for seasonal variations.
Dogs on leads (restricted areas).
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