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The Gatehouse

The tolling of a bell has been heard here - but no such bell is to be found. This could be connected with its tumultuous past; Lord Stafford was arrested here in 1678 and executed for allegedly taking part in a plot to assassinate King Charles II. In 1586, Mary, Queen of Scots was held here for two weeks; soon after she too was arrested for conspiracy to assassinate the Monarch (Queen Elizabeth I) and eventually executed.

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