"Donnington Castle" Berkshire Things to Do Tip by stevezero

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  Donnington Castle
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  • Donnington Castle - Berkshire
      Donnington Castle
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  • Donnington Castle - Berkshire
      Donnington Castle
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  • Donnington Castle - Berkshire
      Donnington Castle
    by stevezero
  • Donnington Castle - Berkshire
      Donnington Castle
    by stevezero
  • Donnington Castle - Berkshire
      Donnington Castle
    by stevezero
 

A real find this one. A fine castle atop a hill with magnificent views over the surrounding countryside and its all free! There is also ample free parking (you have to walk up the hill unfortunately)
A licence to crenellate his property was granted to Sir Richard Abberbury in 1386. The castle was a rectangular enclosure with a round tower at each corner and two square towers midway along the longest sides. The most impressive part of the castle, and indeed the only part now standing, was the gatehouse. This is a three-storey rectangular building with two round towers that flank the entrance and rise another storey above the rest of the building.

In the care of English Heritage

Directions: About 1.5 kms north of Newbury

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Jul 5, 2006
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