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Few buildings evoke such a feeling of history as venerable Tiverton Castle.
In 2015 we commemorate the following anniversaries: Magna Carta 1215, Agincourt 1415, Waterloo 1815, Gallipoli 1915.
Originally built in 1106 by order of Henry I, and later rebuilt and much enlarged in the 13th and 14th centuries, Tiverton Castle was once home of the powerful medieval Earls of Devon and of a Plantagenet Princess. With later additions and alterations down the centuries all periods of architecture from medieval to modern can be seen, with beautiful walled gardens within the romantic ruins.
Besieged during the English Civil War by General Sir Thomas Fairfax, it fell due to a lucky shot hitting a drawbridge chain. This was the only time in its long history that it saw battle.
Part Scheduled Ancient Monument and part Grade I Listed, the Castle is the private home of Angus and Alison Gordon, who are happy to share it with others in the following ways:
Open to the public from Easter Sunday to end of October
Available for private tour parties outside normal opening hours
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