Berkhamsted Castle

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Berkhamsted Castle is a fine example of a motte and bailey castle, surrounded by a double ditch and two moats. The motte is 15 metres high. On the top the footings of a circular keep can be seen. After William the Conqueror was crowned King of England William granted the Manor and Honour of Berkhamsted to his half-brother, Robert, Count of Mortain. Robert built the motte and bailey castle, a timber structure, at the bottom of a dry valley where there were springs to fill the moats.

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