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Lydford Castle

Lydford Castle,Okehampton Address
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Lydford Castle
Lydford
Okehampton
Devon
EX20 4BH
Map and Directions
Lydford Castle,Okehampton Telephone No.
0370 333 1181
hours
Any reasonable time. (Property managed by the National Trust.)
parking
Parking On Site
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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.
facilities
  • Allow 1-2 Hours For Visit
  • English Heritage
  • Good Weather Attraction
  • National Trust