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The castle has had various extensions made to it during the years but was restored to be as much like it was in Tudor times in the 1950's. The captain's residence is in the round central keep of the castle and would have been luxurious in their day.
The moat was not intended to to hold water but to be part of the defences. There are a series of rifle ports near the bottom of the towers all around the castle and which over look the moat. This would have been a death trap to any invader which is probably why it was never tried.
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