This was a truly awesome place. I try to avoid this type of statement in reviews but I cannot think of a btter way to sum up this place.
Firstly, the village itself is so very peaceful and tranquil, a lovely old English village. Secondly, the castle really does grab your attention. I would agree with previous reviews that there are not enough car parking spaces. I ended up parking on the road which was a little hair raising getting in and out of the car!
But the castle is the star attraction and was well worth all the effort. It is a Youth Hostel so dont expect the Savoy. But to spend the night in a solid Norman Catsle which is also haunted has to be one of the best experiences ever. The rooms have bags of atmosphere and you can explore to your hearts content. A great place and a great find.