Wednesday, 25 August 2010

Rougemont Castle

This is the gatehouse of Rougemont Castle.  It was built shortly after 1066 in the reign of Willam the Conqueror.

Rougemont Castle is the historic castle of Exeter.

The castle was first built in 1068 to help William the Conqueror maintain control over the city. It is perched on an ancient volcanic plug, overlaying remains of the Roman city of Isca Dumnoniorum. The castle is named after the red stone found in the hill, and used in the construction of the original buildings, of which only ruins remain.

On the castle wall.

One of the views from the castle walls, looking over Northernhay Gardens.

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