THe oldest part of the castle is the Greyish coloured Norman Keep and the rest of the castle mainly dates to the 13th and 14th centuries I believe. It is situated on the Herefordshire Wales border.
It was a Royalist stronghold during the Civil War but was laid siege to by the Parliamentarians and eventually after the Royalists refused to surrender The castle was bombarded using a new and large Mortar called Roaring Meg which basically reduced the castle to what you see today. The Parliamentarians did a bit more damage just to make sure it was unusuable
Seems Parliamentarians have a history of destroying things
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