Lydford Castle & Saxon Town, Lydford

#5 of 10 in Historic Sites in Dartmoor National Park
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  • August 3, 2017
    It is certainly worth to visit this ' Castle ' as, situated between Church and pub. When the weather is fine you can have a picnic on the grass (behind it?).
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  • July 20, 2017
    Stopped here on the way back from the Gorge as noticed the sign to the castle. An English Heritage property but no entrance fee. No facilities but there is a pub for refreshments, a car park (free) an...  more »
  • July 17, 2017
    We popped in here on route to the gorge. We were very impressed at how very well preserved the structure was, and for us, of immense interest.  more »
  • With my Kiwi other half in tow, we had to visit the castle and she loved it - loads of photos were taken.
  • Not actually a old prison. Pretty out of the way, but a good little hidden gem. The church next door was fun to explore as well. Lovely setting.
  • Impressive ruins. Good pub next door.
  • A medieval gaol moonlighting as a castle ruin. Worth a visit if you're passing.
  • Well worth a visit

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