Nunney Castle in SomersetView map
Size doesn't really matter, does it?
ou think planning permission is hard enough to come by these days? When knight John de la Mare wanted to build his new home, he needed the go ahead from the king. Ok, it was 1373, and he was building a castle, but still…
Luckily for us the king obliged, because Nunney Castle near Frome, in Somerset, is one of the cutest castles you’ll see this year.
It’s also probably one of the smallest. Perched beside the river, it has a moat and everything, and its weathered, biscuit-coloured walls have remained largely intact since the Parliamentarians attacked it with cannons in 1645.
If you have time, the Church of All Saints overlooking the castle is also worth a peek, or pop into The George, just across the narrow river in Nunney itself, for a cosy Sunday lunch.