Lydford Castle and Saxon Town Castles
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 earthwork castle: to the north, Saxon town defences.
AddressLydford, Lydford, Devon, EX20 4BH
Opening timesAny reasonable time
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