This important castle was situated by the river Wye to the south-east of the cathedral.
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Article by Paul Remfry
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Photo: Andrew Tivenan

As powerful barons of Herefordshire, the Mortimers of Wigmore often found themselves entrusted with the royal castle of Hereford. Roger Mortimer (d.1282) certainly undertook some repairs at the castle for the king and he unsuccessfully attacked the fortress during the civil war of 1264.

Photo: Andrew Tivenan

Little now remains of Hereford castle, which was thoroughly demolished in the eighteenth century. Part of the moat remains and a single fragment of turret alongside the River Wye. The great motte has long gone, as too has the keep which once stood upon it.
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