Castle Rising Castle

Castle Rising Castle is one of the most famous 12th Century castle ruins in the country. The stone keep was originally constructed around 1140 ad and is amongst the finest surviving examples of its kind anywhere in the UK. Along with the massive surrounding earthworks, Castle Rising Castle and the history that surrounds it is of national importance.

Throughout the annals of time, the castle at Rising has served in many different roles including hunting lodge, royal residence, and for a brief time in the 18th century even housed a mental patient. The most famous period in its history was when it came to the mother of Edward III, Queen Isabella, following her part in the murder of her husband Edward II.

The castle passed to the Howard family in 1544 and it remains in their hands today, the current owner being a descendant of William D’Albini II, the Norman baron who raised the castle.

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