the small riverside town below, this vast, gray hilltop castle, surrounded by
castellated walls, was first built by the Normans but only the keep is from
that period. During the 16th century it was acquired by the powerful Dukes of
Norfolk, the country's senior Roman Catholic family, who still live there. They
rebuilt it after the original was virtually destroyed by Parliamentarians in
1643, and restored it again in the 19th century.
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