‘Record UK rainfall returns Berkhamsted Castle’s moat to its 1066 levels’

Berkhamsted Castle.
Berkhamsted Castle.

Anyone would think Berkhamsted Castle’s moat had been filled with water once more to fend off potential invaders.

But – centuries after it fell out of use – it is in fact torrents of rain that has filled the area around the historic landmark.

This website understands the castle has now been closed due to ‘high water levels’.

Simon Ragoonanan posted a photo of the castle’s moat on the social networking website Twitter.

He said: “Record UK rainfall means the Berkhamsted Castle moat is back up to 1066 levels.”