unney Castle's construction in Somerset began in around 1373 by Sir John de la Mare. The original castle consisted of a rectangular bailey and a tower-house at the centre surrounded by a moat. The tower-house is still standing and is made from a rectangular block with four round towers at the corners. The tower is narrow so that on the sides the corner towers almost touch. Four floors in the tower-house had one central room each and four circular rooms leading off within the towers.


Nunney Castle Key Facts
CountySomerset (8 castles)
CategoriesLater Stone Keep
OwnershipBaronial castle
RemainsSmall amount survives
Access to siteAt any reasonable time
Outer Defences
MoatA small moat surrounds the keep.
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Nothing apart from the keep remains. Although a large section of the central keep still stands, it is just a shell. A small bridge across the moat allows access to the keep. The castle is located in a picturesque location. The car park it situated a short distance from the castle up the hill.


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