Nottingham Castle has its roots in the Norman Conquest when William the Conqueror erected a castle on the 130 foot sandstone bluff. This commanding position near the river Trent ensured it would became a major royal fortress and military base during the Middle Ages – Richard III rode out from Nottingham Castle to his final battle at Bosworth field and Charles I summoned his subjects to his standard here in 1642, so starting the Civil War. Much of the original castle has gone having been replaced with a Ducal Palace. It is now a popular tourist spot with a Museum, art gallery and caves to explore.
Picture Nottingham has a wealth of old photos and artworks showing the castle through the ages. Browse these to find out more about its rich history. You can buy your favourites as an art print, canvas or printed on a range of gifts.
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