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Berkhamsted Castle, Berkhamsted

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  • The castle is within a stone's throw of our son's house in the lovely town of Berkhamsted. We took the children to see the ruins of the Mott and Bailey castle with its moat - it must have been magnifi...  more »
  • You can walk in and around the ruins of this flint walled castle with moat. You can climb the Mott and survey the Bailey. The moat is now full of vegitation. Entry is free as there are no facilities. ...  more »
  • I had no idea this was so close to my home in Amersham. A short drive in some beautiful countryside brought us to Berkhamsted Castle. Good parking free nearby. The place is small so you won't spend mo...  more »
  • Apart from the obvious historical aspects, this is a lovely place for a picnic and maybe a bit of train spotting too. The main line between Euston and Scotland runs close by. The castle itself is a ruin, with only the unclad flintstone walls remaining to give an impression of its former glory. That said, the earthworks, moat and motte are still as they were. The view from the top of the motte is well worth the climb up the 62 steps, and you can imagine how impressive and impregnable the bailey would have been. The grounds are flat and accessible, though the ground is either gravel over mud or grass, so soft in wet weather. The only drawback is the lack of available parking nearby. Berkhampstead station is only 100m level walk away if you prefer public transport though.
  • Nice place to chill on a summer's evening
  • Tucked away this is ideal for a sunny afternoon. Looking at the ruins. Take a picnic to enjoy on the grass.
  • Not much to see but nice and quiet with lots of good historical info on signs.
  • Historical, well kept, lovely town and right by Grand Union canal.

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