THE CASTLE NOW

Within the remains of the castle today visitors can experience the sights and sounds of medieval times, and explore nine Centuries of dramatic history Exhibition areas have snippets  of life in the castle - servants drawing water from the 38ft well, beeswax and parchment wrapped  soap, provisions and expensive spices in a basement store, the  armory, where  chain mail coats are wrapped in oiled cloths ,and swords kept in barrels of sawdust to stop rust. An audio visual display recounts the story of the castle. Visitors are guided around the gatehouse and ground by personal headset tours available.

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