Another view of the interior of the castle, you can see on the ground the remains of where one of the interior walls used to stand.


"The original entrance to the keep was at first floor level on the north-west side, reached only by an external staircase. No other external doorways existed at ground level. At first floor level was the great hall, a principal chamber, two other rooms and a kitchen. Above this was a second floor, now demolished, which presumably contained private rooms. At ground floor level was a basement. Although originally designed for storage, this dark place lit only by three narrow windows, became a prison.

In 1792 much of the outer bailey wall was demolished to improve the line of Castle Street and in 1817 parts of the upper walls of the keep were pulled down." from the plaque at the Castle now



© T. Machado 2007