The Spiral Staircase

Castle Spiral Staircase

An exquisite example of medieval architecture at its best, the spiral column supporting the entire
staircase is self-supporting and made of ancient limestone.
All rooms throughout the castle are East-facing, and are accessed from the staircase at different levels.
The history and basis for building around the staircase is very interesting – ask us for more details when you arrive and we’ll be happy to explain all about the architecture and structure in detail.
The individual steps begin very large and steep and progress to get quite small as you move upward, including an occasional uneven step (intentional trip-tactic against invaders).
There is a good strong metal stair-rail all the way up the staircase, though these steps are not ideal for guests with mobility/vision challenges.