|County||Hampshire (6 castles)||Categories||Stone / Royal castle|
|Remains||Small amount survives||Access||At any reasonable time|
|Location||51.26165,-0.960903||Directions||Directions via Google Maps|
At a cost of £1200, King John built the castle at Odiham.
King Henry III bestowed the custody of Kenilworth castle to Simon de Montfort. Simon's wife Eleanor, Henry's sister, already owned Odiham Castle so Simon had two of the strongest fortresses in England under his control.
As an act of faith, Simon de Montfort handed over his castles at Odiham and Kenilworth as part of the proposals put forward in the Provisions of Oxford.
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