Keys to the Past

Bothal Castle (Wansbeck)

View towards Bothal Castle.
Photo by Harry Rowland, 1971.
View towards Bothal Castle. Photo by Harry Rowland, 1971.

Bothal Castle was built c.1150AD. It stands on the spur of a hill with steep slopes on all sides except the north. A rampart of earth surrounds a central area. The entrance is protected by a gatehouse, which was also used as the keep. This was in ruins until the early 19th century, when it was repaired. It is a Grade I Listed Building protected by law.

Reference number:N11538
Historical period: Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)
Medieval (1066 to 1540)
Legal status:Listed Building

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