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Norwich Castle is a building which I had wanted to visit for quite a while.
It is a medieval royal fortification in the English county of Norfolk. It was founded in the aftermath of the Norman conquest of England when William the Conqueror (1066–1087) ordered its construction because he wished to have a fortified place in the town of Norwich.

The stone keep, which you see today, was probably built between 1095 and 1110. The motte was then made higher and the surrounding ditch deepened.

The castle was used as a prison for felons and debtors from 1220, with additional buildings constructed on the top of the motte next to the keep. These buildings were demolished and rebuilt between 1789 and 1793 by Sir John Soane, and more alterations were made in 1820. The use of the castle as a gaol ended in 1887, when it was bought by the city of Norwich to be used as a museum.

I was really looking forward to exploring the museum but, when we arrived, the museum was closed for alterations!!!

I will add a closer photograph of the castle, and the linking bridge as a workshop.

I changed my mind several times about which to use as the main post, which suggests that I liked them equally.

I eventually chose this one, as it clearly shows the proximity of the city centre buildings and gives the impression that the castle is acting as protector!

Have a good weekend, Bev :-)

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Additional Photos by Beverley Robinson (Royaldevon) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9092 W: 362 N: 21036] (82892)
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