Odiham Castle

Odiham Castle

Odiham Castle Hart District, United KingdomThe restoration work and footpath have been completed but as the project continues please keep a safe distance from any works that are underway.We have a planted tree area around the castle running alongside the designated path way which takes you into the ruins. Please refrain from entering the planted area and climbing the ruins.Dog walkers are welcome to use this site but please clean up after your dog and take the bags away with you.It was one of only three strongholds built by King John, to add to the ninety he already had at his disposal, and the site was chosen because it lay halfway between Windsor and Winchester. King John may have decided on Odiham as a suitable site for a castle on his visit to the town in 1204. Construction began in 1207 and continued until 1214.The architects and engineers chose, and possibly modified, a bend in the River Whitewater as the best defensive location, and 'took 20 acres from Robert the Parker', for the purpose.  By the 15th century, however, it was used only as a hunting-lodge, and in 1605 was described as a ruin. Filmed on 6 Sept 2014 with DJI Phantom2 Vison+

Philip Eaves

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