Berkhamsted Castle, Berkhamsted

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  • August 19, 2017
    Nice place to visit with family. Ruins and lawns look great.Very well maintained.Not much car park available.Park in town centre or station car park.Maximum time spent is 1 hour.  more »
  • August 11, 2017
    Lovely town, full of history and to discover ... By William the Conqueror, who was crowned here, the birthplace of Graham Greene ...
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  • August 9, 2017
    This is a most romantic site, beautifully kept and steeped in ancient lore It was the likely location where the William the Conqueror accepted the surrender of England by the Thanes. It was known to t...  more »
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  • 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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