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Hugh Broughton gets the OK for Clifford’s Tower overhaul


It's easy to see why some people consider the proposals contentious - the new visitors' pavilion disrupts the setting of the stone walled keep, damaging its relationship with the clean regular grassed slope of the mound. If extra accommodation really is needed it should be at arm's length from the castle mound, not a chunky structure dug into the foot of it. Internally the new infill deck, support structure and stairs all detract from an appreciation of the ruin itself - and isn't the experience of climbing the internal stone stair and negotiating the relatively narrow perimeter walk around the wallhead all part of appreciating the character of the building - as well as admiring the view?

Posted date

1 November, 2016

Posted time

5:24 pm