Castles and Fortifications of England and Wales

DUDLEY CASTLE


DUDLEY CASTLE
Photo Andrew Tivenan

An 11th century wooden castle that was dismantled in 1173 but rebuilt in 1270 in stone with a great tower on the old motte and a strong curtain wall 8 feet thick. It was slighted in 1647 and the tower partly demolished and the interior buildings were then gutted by fire in 1750. The ruins were made safe twenty years ago for visitors. A section of the moat is now used as as part of Dudley Zoo, inhabited by seals and water fowl.

Access is through Dudley Zoo.


Photo Andrew Tivenan Photo Andrew Tivenan Photo Andrew Tivenan Photo Andrew Tivenan

 

Directions
In the centre of the town
Castle Hill, Dudley DY1 4QF

 



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