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Bridgnorth Castle
Shropshire, England
Bridgnorth castle ruins.jpg
Bridgnorth Castle
Type Castle
Site information
Open to
the public
Condition Ruined
Site history
In use 1101-1647

Bridgnorth Castle is a castle in the town of Bridgnorth, Shropshire, England.


The castle was founded in 1101 by Robert de Belleme. He was an evil man and tortured men and women.

During the English Civil War, in 1646, Oliver Cromwell and his cavaliers attacked roundhead Bridgnorth. By the time the castle was in ruins, the entire town was on fire. After a three-week siege, Cromwell was successful and he ordered that the castle be demolished in 1647.

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Bridgnorth Castle and surrounding garden

The castle leans at more of an angle than the Leaning Tower of Pisa by 4 times.

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