King John’s Castle


A little ruined castle next to the Basingstoke canal Odiham Castle is not well sign posted but worth the effort to find. Hiding lots of history it is known locally as King John’s Castle. It is one of only three fortresses built by King John during his reign. (built between 1207-1214) The King stayed at Odiham Castle prior to signing the Magna Carta at Runnymead.

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