Castles and Fortifications of England and Wales

BEDFORD CASTLE


BEDFORD CASTLE
Photo Brian Harris

Only a low, wide mound now reduced in size remains from the castle started in 1097. The stone keep which was built on the motte was destroyed in the 13th century after a long seige. The walls were also lowered to prevent it being fortified again. The motte is now used as a bowling green.


 

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In the centre of Bedford
The Embankment, Bedford MK40 3RH

 



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