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The castle is probably the most used and abused ancient monuments in England. It has been a prison, contained a gas works !!!! and neglected for many years. The screams and outrage would have been appalling if a gas works had been built within sight of the cathedral but they had no qualms using the much older castle to hide a stinking gas works with all of the damage that did.
Sad to say, I would not be able to take these photos today. Years of neglect and misuse are takiing their toll and the castle is falling to pieces so making it unsafe for visitors. The governments austerity policies are unlikely to change anything, even if the local population did care.
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|Other castles in England||Deal, Rochester, Thetford|
|Castless elsewhere||Chateau d'Angers, Azay le Rideau, Carcassonne|