Launceston Castle

Launceston Castle is set on the high motte of a stronghold built soon after the Norman Conquest. It was famously used as a jail for George Fox during the reign of Charles II. As the venue for the county assizes and jail, the castle witnessed the…
Distance: 0.7 miles away

Lydford Castle and Saxon

Beautifully sited on the fringe of Dartmoor, Lydford boasts three defensive features. Near the centre is a 13th‐century tower keep on a mound, later a prison notorious for harsh punishments ‐ 'the most annoyous, contagious and detestable place within this realm.' To the south is an earlier Norman…
Distance: 11.8 miles away

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