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Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Rougemont Castle Exeter

Rougemont Castle was built on "red hill" thus the name from the Norman French. Rougemont Castle was built by William the Conqueror after a rebellion in Exeter in 1068AD.

In that rebellion, the Normans laid seige to Exeter for 18 days but were unable to capture the town; the townspeople made a deal to submit to William the Conqueror while sparing the town.

Rougemont Castle

Access to Rougemont Castle by visitors is very limited (no interior access), and visitors can only wander around the exterior walls on paths as seen below.

Rougemont Castle
Rougement Castle's place in history is scarred by its association with witchcraft trials and the last four witchcraft-related executions in the history of England.

Rougemont Castle
Visitors to Rougemont Castle today are rewarded by delightful views of Exeter as seen below.

Rougemont Castle Exeter

Rougemont Castle can be found on Castle Street in Exeter, and the castle is surrounded by the Rougemont Gardens and Northernhay Gardens.

Map of Rougemont Castle


© 2010 John Westby

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