Berkhamsted Castle

Berkhamsted Castle was first built as a motte-and-bailey castle in the late 11th century. Kept in royal hands, it was occupied by key figures of the Middle Ages, such as Thomas Becket, Richard, Earl of Cornwall, and the Black Prince. Much of its stone was plundered during the 16th century.

Berkhamsted Castle

Berkhamsted Castle

Berkhamsted Castle

Berkhamsted Lodge

The lodge situated at the site of the castle dates from 1865.

Berkhamsted Castle

10 Comments CherryPie on Nov 20th 2022

10 Responses to “The Royal Castle of Berkhamsted”

  1. Gosh that is a good motte and bailey. Good to see some of the stones and walls remain.

  2. Oh I have been there at least 3 times :)
    Walked along the canal a bit.
    Visited the town centre itself.

    Bletchley Park is not far away from there.
    Did you see it too?

  3. Ayush says:

    pity about the plunder! the lodge has fared well it appears, CP.

  4. lisl says:

    These ancient castle always look good as ruins, but there does not appear to be much left here after being plundered for its stone

  5. ....peter:) says:

    nice presentation Cherie… the ruins have been well taken care of….peter:)