Cambridge Castle

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Cambridge Castle is a Norman stone motte and bailey fortress, with the remains of Civil War bastions and ramparts. Once an important royal Edwardian castle by the end of the nineteenth century it had been used more as a court and a prison than a residence. Unfortunately its curtain wall flanked by towers, the large twin towered gatehouse and the great tower on the motte were removed, to be used in the college buildings. The 20th century Shire Hall now stands in the levelled inner bailey with the position of the outer bailey now lost.

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Bus

Bus stops near Shire Hall are 100m-300m, Cambridge city centre Market Square is 800m, Central bus station at Drummer Street is around 1km.

Train

Train station on Station Road is 2.8km.

Car

Cambridge Castle is located in the city centre, off Castle Street, recommend use of Park and Ride sites.

Admission

Opening times:

Never closes

Prices:

Free

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Address: Castle Hill, Castle Street, Cambridge, UK.

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