Lydford Castle, Dartmoor, Devon UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Brentorboxer
N 50° 38.603 W 004° 06.560
30U E 421564 N 5610756
Quick Description: An ancient granite built castle on West Dartmoor.
Location: United Kingdom
Date Posted: 12/8/2007 12:35:44 PM
Waymark Code: WM2QKB
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member The Blue Quasar
Views: 30

Long Description:
Lydford Castle was probably built about 1195 to serve as a prison. It took the form of a freestanding tower of at least two storeys. Sometime in the thirteenth century a thorough rebuilding was undertaken. A ditch was dug around the tower and the soil piled up against the ground floor. The upper storeys were completely rebuilt to form a small keep and the interior of the old prison filled in (this filling has now been removed). At the same time the earthwork bailey to the North West was constructed.
The property is managed by the National Trust in co-operation with English Heritage.
The "Official Tourism" URL link to the attraction: [Web Link]

The attraction’s own URL: [Web Link]

Hours of Operation:
Open all hours


Admission Prices:
Free


Approximate amount of time needed to fully experience the attraction: Up to 1 hour

Transportation options to the attraction: Personal Vehicle or Public Transportation

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