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Interesting ruin

This is a picturesque ruin in a park which is situated between the castle mound and the River Avon... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Michael C
Derby, United Kingdom
Beautiful in pictures

You get a good view of this norman house from the walkway by the water. The house is in the... read more

Reviewed 27 September 2018
Herfoelge, Denmark
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a picturesque ruin in a park which is situated between the castle mound and the River Avon. The building is roofless, so there is little more than bare walls to be seen. However, these walls are clearly old and there is an interesting...More

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Reviewed 1 October 2018

This is by the river bank and close to the castle remains, not too much to look at but it originally formed part of the castle complex so you can get an idea of what was there.

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Reviewed 27 September 2018

You get a good view of this norman house from the walkway by the water. The house is in the teagarden of a hotel.

Thank AnjaL703
Reviewed 11 September 2018 via mobile

On a lovely weekend it was sunny and people were out and about, fishing on the River Avon or lounging on chairs by it. Lovely ruins, the Norman house gives a perspective of life as it was in a communal setting with a large fireplace...More

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Reviewed 26 July 2018 via mobile

Personally I found the infromation about King John visiting 10 times rather special. Maybe, I stood on the exact same spot as he made important Royal decisions al that time ago? To be fair there’s not a great deal of ruins to explore, but it...More

Thank filthurlow
Reviewed 5 March 2018

There is not a whole lot to see here, but what is here is interesting. There are a couple of interpretive plaques that give some info about the Norman House ruins, and point out the unusual chimney structure that is still visible. Taken with the...More

Thank Jan H
Reviewed 23 February 2018 via mobile

This underrated site is a delight. The home of an 11th century nobleman who entertained King John many times, the building oozes history. The display board inside is most helpful and informative. It has an 11th century chimney! Like the Castle and the Priory it...More

Thank X8085XIalanf
Reviewed 13 December 2017

It's hard to believe this hasn't been rebuilt. Maybe it has, as it was originally built in the 12th century. Beautiful view through the ruined arches to the River Avon - and all those swans.But it was the round chimneys that impressed me most. Who...More

Thank ecobunnyLondon
Reviewed 12 November 2017

The Norman House, as it's known, was the Constable's House and originally sat within the castle bailey (the ruins of which sit adjacent to here). The main feature of the ruin is the chimney, which is one of the few surviving ones in the country....More

Thank martyblack83
Reviewed 8 October 2017

Being right next to the river you get a real sense of how this building would have been used a part of the castle. Not a lot left of the ruin itself apart from the outside walls but still worth a visit..

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