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Nottingham Castle
SK 568-395 Nottinghamshire England

Nottingham CastleNottingham Castle is an earthwork motte and bailey fortress, founded in 1067 by William the Conqueror. In 1170, King Henry II, founded the stone castle, when making the site the principal royal fortress in the Midlands. The only surviving medieval remains of the upper bailey is Mortimer's Hole, a passage which leads to the base of the rock. In the middle bailey are the foundations of the Black Tower, King Richard's retains part of its resorted curtain wall, with two round flanking towers and a huge twin-towered gatehouse. After the Civil War, the castle was slighted and then all the standing remains were destroyed in the building of a 17th century ducal mansion. 7 miles north-west is Greasley Castle and 12 miles east at Aslockton is Cranmer's Mound.


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Nottingham Castle is located in the city centre, off Castle Road. 26 miles north of Leicester, on the M1-A52.

The site is owned by Nottingham City Council and is open daily, March to October 10:00-5:00pm, Wednesday to Sunday November to February 10:00-4:00pm.

There are car parks nearby.


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