One of the largest, best preserved and most lavishly decorated keeps in England, surrounded by 20 acres of mighty earthworks. Begun in 1138 by William d'Albini for his new wife, the widow of Henry I, in the 14th century it became the luxurious exile-place of Queen Isabella, widow (and alleged murderess) of Edward II. Owned and managed by Lord Howard of Rising.
Suggested Saxon Well outside the Castle
Norman Well inside the Castle
The castle has certainly had an influence on village life over many years including the Lords and Monarchs of the Manor of Rising. The history group have been researching village life to try and ascertain just how influential the castle was to village life. This could possibly include local trades, food supplies and Labour more so when the castle were receiving important guests.