Deddington Castle
Deddington Castle
There are no grim ramparts on display here; Deddington Castle has is little more than a raised mound of turf and an extensive (8 acres) enclosure which now holds playing fields. The original castle here was built by Bishop Odo of Bayeux, half-brother to William the Coinqueror.
The castle site is signposted from the main road through Deddington, so you might think there was actually some reasonable remains to see, but not so. Though the size of the enclosure is quite impressive, there are very few tangible signs of the castle to see. The earthwork enclosure ditches are covered in vegatation now, so it can be a little hard to get a firm idea of what the casttle would have looked like when it was built.