Most of you will never have heard of it but there is a Donnington Castle just outside Newbury, and there were Two battles fought there in the Civil war. It dates back to 1386 and was demolished in 1646 all you see now are some wall outlines and the gatehouse. I visited on a cold January Day.
Donnington Castle from the carpark below
First sight of the gatehouse
You can see Newbury in the distance
The gatehouse from the front, the steel gates are a recent addition, I seem to remember then not being there the last time I came here
Headstop decorations are still there
So are lots of doorways and fireplaces
this was probably one of the out walls or towers which was grubbed out
Here we look from out side of the keep area
Someone brought a couple of quadcopters to try out
after this it did a circuit round the Castle
Wide angle shot of the castle area
Zoomed in a bit towards the gatehouse
The back wall of the keep
And another shot towards Newbury with the car park below. The muddy are below I thing was the civil war defense that was added.
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