11th Century English Castle to be Preserved by English Heritage

Northumbria's five-sided Mitford Castle, built in the 11th century, burnt by King John and sacked by Robert the Bruce, will find new life thanks to a grant from English Heritage.

The castle, located near Morpeth, has been granted UKĀ£80,000 to be used for emergency repairs. Much of the castle has been in ruins since the 14th century thanks to weather erosion and tree roots.