This is a functioning castle in very good condition, not just a pile of rubble that is mainly interesting through its history. There are replica war-machines that give you the sense of how these castles (there is a 'sister' castle down the river!) would have been used in time of war. There were actual displays of skills that were common at the time such as a blacksmith showing everyone how swords were made - a demonstration my son found very absorbing!
The castle is built very high atop a hill and thus offers stunning views of the beautiful countryside surrounding the castle. Anyone reasonably agile should be able to access the whole castle.
In fact the whole area is achingly lovely with medieval towns in abundance - makes you want to sell up and move there tomorrow! With the good weather you are more certain of it really is tempting!
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