It’s 180 years to the day since Nottingham Castle was almost destroyed by fire. With such a momentous date in mind, I thought I’d write a brief history of this famous place.
Nottingham Castle will forever be associated with Robin Hood but there’s far more to the story that is at the heart of English history and heritage. For centuries Nottingham Castle has been a key stronghold for Kings and Queen’s in their efforts to control and rule the country.
The first castle was built in 1067 shortly after the invasion of William the Conqueror. It was a wooden structure but just three years later it was rebuilt in stone.