|County||Isle Of Wight (2 castles)||Categories||Henry VIII Gun Fort / Royal castle|
|Remains||Not complete but much survives||Access||Only open at certain times|
The south and east sides of the castle were originally protected by a wide moat but this has been filled in.
|Location||50.706658,-1.500281||Directions||Directions via Google Maps|
The building work at Yarmouth Castle on the Isle of Wight was completed in this year. The castle was one of the gun-forts that Henry VIII had built to defend the south coast of England against invasion from the French.
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A Medieval Mystery
There appear to be some strange connections between the fourteenth century Old Wardour Castle and ancient stone circle Stonehenge.
Old Wardour Castle appears to be aligned to ancient sites in the Stonehenge landscape.
Stonehenge is aligned to the Summer Solstice. Old Wardour has a very similar alignment.
Could the builders of Old Wardour used mesaurements from Stonehenge to layout the geometrical keep?