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Lydford Castle & Saxon Town, Lydford

#6 of 10 in Historic Sites in Dartmoor National Park
Castle Tourist Spot
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  • If you are visiting the nearby gorge then it is worth coming here afterwards as it is only a minute to drive from the Devil's Cauldron end. There is plenty of free parking. The castle was never actual...  more »
  • We stopped here after cycling the Granite way. It was easy to pull the bikes up the hill and sit outside the castle for our picnic. The village is quaint, has free parking and toilets. The pub next to...  more »
  • Car park opposite free fantastic pub right by the car park free to do this and the church right next door. Not a lot to see so but in good shape you won't spend a lot of time there but as it's free so...  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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