Trip Start Sep 07, 2010
60Trip End Aug 21, 2011
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Over the centuries the castle fell into disuse, and during the English Civil War suffered a great deal of damage including the leaning tower, reported caused by a gunpowder explosion.
In the early 20th century, restoration works began on the castle to bring it up to par. However, these were only partially completed and the methods of restoration came under serious fire when it was discovered that the restoration was being carried out with concrete and other modern advances instead of by traditional means. Only the first main tower has been completely restored while the rest of the castle remains mostly destroyed, except for the Great Hall which is still intact.