This typical medieval stronghold commanded the narrow strip of lowland between the Cotswolds and the River Severn. The inner courtyard is dominated by the great drum of the keep (1153); its outer walls still show the breach made by a Cromwellian cannon during the siege of 1645. The castle's defences could be strengthened by flooding the surrounding water meadows which can be seen from the entrance.
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