Greenwich Castle

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An illustration of Greenwich Castle

Greenwich Castle was a hunting lodge used during the reign of Henry VIII, located in Greenwich Park, in Greenwich, England. The Royal Observatory, Greenwich now stands on the site.[1] Greenwich Castle was apparently a favourite place for Henry VIII to house his mistresses, as it was within easy travelling distance of Greenwich Palace at the foot of the hill.[2]

The castle was previously known as Duke Humphrey's Tower after its builder, Humphrey, Duke of Gloucester, a younger brother of King Henry V.


  1. ^ Richardson, Henry S. (1834), Greenwich: its history, antiquities, improvements, and public buildings, Simpkin & Marshall, p. 29 
  2. ^ Hart, Kelly (June 1, 2009). The Mistresses of Henry VIII (First ed.). The History Press. p. 73. ISBN 0-7524-4835-8. 

Coordinates: 51°28′40″N 0°00′07″W / 51.4779°N 0.0019°W / 51.4779; -0.0019