NY3956 : Carlisle Castle

taken 1 year ago, near to Carlisle, Cumbria, Great Britain

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Carlisle Castle
Carlisle Castle
Carlisle Castle is over 900 years old. It was first built in 1093, during the reign of William II who ordered the construction of a Norman-style motte and bailey castle on the site of an old Roman fort to protect the northern border of England against the threat of invasion from Scotland.

In 1122, Henry I ordered a stone castle to be constructed on the site. Thus a keep and city walls were constructed. The Inner Bailey Keep is a Grade I listed building (Historic England List Entry Number: 208315 LinkExternal link ).

Today the castle is managed by English Heritage and is open to the public. Until recently, the castle was the administrative headquarters of the former King's Own Royal Border Regiment now county headquarters to the Duke of Lancaster's Regiment and a museum to the regiment is within the castle walls.
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Date Taken
Monday, 2 March, 2020   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 10 March, 2020
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  City, Town centre  Defence, Military 
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Panasonic DC-G9 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NY 397 562 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:53.8182N 2:56.4587W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NY 401 561
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WEST (about 270 degrees)
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Castle  English Heritage  Medieval  Listed Building  12th Century  Twelfth Century  Mediaeval  Castle Walls  Keep  Grade I  Historic England 

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