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Durham Castle

Durham Castle

 

 

 

 

Description of Durham Castle

Durham Castle is a medieval Normal castle in a town of Durham in United Kingdom.  Durham Castle was constructed in late 11th century upon Norman Conquest of 1066 by William the Conqueror. This motte and bailey castle was one of many defensive citadels that were erected across England to establish rule of the new invasion army. To solidify royal power the Bishop of Durham moved his seat to this well defended castle. Bishop Antony Bek added a large Great Hall to his residence making it one of the largest in the country. The seat of bishop was moved to Auckland Castle in 1840 and the castle itself was transformed to University College. Due to its preservation state Durham Castle is added to UNESCO World Heritage Site.

 

 

 

 

Durham Castle