Norwich Castle | 1067 – 1075
‘Architecturally the most ambitious secular Norman building in Europe.’
Built as a royal palace for William the Conqueror at a time when most buildings were small wooden structures. The castle mound is the largest in the country. From the 14th – 19th C, the keep was used as the County gaol (‘jail’). Alongside impressive fortified architecture, be sure not to miss this museum’s fascinating contents, such as the Boudica Gallery, telling the story of the queen of the Iceni who led a revolt against the Romans in AD60. Marvel at the magnificent Snettisham treasure, the largest collection of Iron Age neck rings found anywhere in Europe. 01603 493625.