Castles and Fortifications of England and Wales

SHREWSBURY CASTLE


SHREWSBURY CASTLE
PhotoAndrew Tivenan

The castle motte dates from 1068 and was built with three sides protected by the River Severn. The stone walls date from the 12th to 13th centuries. There was originally a keep on the motte but it collapsed in 1270. The castle was allowed to decay from the middle of the 14th century and even though it was re-fortified during the Civil War it was captured by Parliament. It was then restored in the 18th century by Thomas Telford and used as a residence. Laura's Tower (top right) was erected on the motte at the same time.

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Photo Andrew Tivenan Photo Andrew Tivenan Photo Andrew Tivenan Photo Charles Taylor
Photo Andrew Tivenan Photo Charles Taylor Photo Charles Taylor Photo Charles Taylor

 

Directions
On the north east side of the town centre
Castle St, Shrewsbury SY1 2AT

 



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