Colchester Castle

Essex, England

City/Town/Village: Colchester
District: Colchester
County: Essex
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8904, 0.903558
Postcode: CO1 1TJ
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the castle)


Run as a museum by the local authority.

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Colchester Castle is a massive stone keep and bailey fortress, built on the foundations of the Roman Temple of Claudius. Only two storeys now survive of this, the largest Norman keep ever built, rectangular in plan with huge flanking towers at the corners. In the 13th century a barbican with round flanking turrets was added to guard the forebuilding and ornate doorway. The inner bailey is still partly enclosed by a strong rampart and ditch, with the outer bailey to the north.

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