The Castle as a Symbol of Norman Power

Castles were as much symbols of power as they were real defensive structures. Durham Castle looms over the city. Made all the more imposing by its construction on top of the steep river banks, its appearance deterred would-be attackers. It was never captured.

Castles were as much symbols of power as they were real defensive structures. Durham Castle looms over the city. Made all the more imposing by its construction on top of the steep river banks, its appearance deterred would-be attackers. It was never captured.