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Bolton Castle

Listed under Castles & Palaces in North West England, United Kingdom.

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This is the best preserved of a fine series of late 14th century northern castles with quadrangular courts and rectangular corner towers (see also Lumley, Co Durham).  One tower is mostly destroyed but the rest stands almost complete and one range is still habitable. It was built c1374-99 by Sir Richard le Scrope, Richard II¹s household steward, and was used to imprison Mary, Queen of Scots in 1568.

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Written by  Mike Salter.

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