The building that is still standing, was turned into a poorhouse in the 1600's and 1700's and was in use for over 200 years.
Giant lawn chess set on the grounds
It was awesome to be able to walk up on the battlements and walk all around the castle wall.
During the Tudor time, the Howard's lived in the castle and to compete with the grandeur the Tudor's were known for, the Howard's had elaborate chimney's built atop the towers. Only 2 or 3 were actually connected to the fireplaces...all the others were purely decorative.