Berkhamsted Castle

The remains of this Norman motte-and-bailey castle are just a short walk from Berkhamsted town centre. With a long history of royal residents, devastating sieges and several restorations, the castle was abandoned in the late 1400s. However, the motte, some of the outer walls, parts of the original kitchens and the inner and outer ditches are still in place, and are protected as an ancient monument. 

Managed by English Heritage, the castle is free to visit and is open daily. 

How to get here: moor up between bridge 140 and 141 (below lock 53). Cross bridge 141 and head under the railway bridge. The entrance to Berkhamsted castle is just on the right and can be accessed from White Hill road.

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