Built in 1386 by Sir Richard Abberbury, the main building was rectangle in shape with towers on all corners and joined to the twin round towered gate house.

This was enclosed in the 17th century by a star shaped curtain wall with round and

square towers which have since all disappeared.

During the civil war the castle underwent an 18 month siege resulting in King Charles I giving permission for Sir John Boys and his men to surrender. Later Parliament voted to demolish the castle.

Only the ruined twin towered gatehouse remains.

The property is now under the care of English Heritage.

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