Duke of Buccleuch to Fund Preservation of Newark Castle

The crumbling tower of the 15th century Newark Castle was the scene of one of the bloodiest incidents between the English and the Scots. Now the UK's biggest private landowner, the Duke of Buccleuch, has agreed to take on the task of preserving the monument.

Built in 1423, the tower became the residence for the Earl of Douglas and was the scene of the massacre of 300 women and children in 1645. In the 18th century, much of the stone exterior was stripped away to build local houses.