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Spend a hour visiting this well kept Saxon castle. Goes back a long way. English Heritage... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Romford England
Free visit.

Small ruin on the edge of the village, worth a look. Well kept grounds. We found a leaflet about... read more

Reviewed August 17, 2018
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off A386, Lydford, Dartmoor National Park EX20 4BH, England
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All reviews next door english heritage the pub worth a visit small ruin car park st petroc small village quick visit adjacent church admission fee visiting the nearby interesting church lovely village great place to visit national trust prison
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Well maintained structure and informative display board make this an interesting castle to visit. Managed by English Heritage, it is free entry and forms part of a walk around the village including the Saxon Town Banks, Norman Castle and St Petroc Church

Thank BeckyWestLondon
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Spend a hour visiting this well kept Saxon castle. Goes back a long way. English Heritage operated. Close to the village pub

Thank WestHamEddie
Reviewed October 1, 2018 via mobile

This village has kept a memorable charm and we can’t wait to go back. Visit the Lydford Hotel, Gorge, Castle, Church and Castle Pub. All worth the time and trip. You will feel your pulse slow down. Wonderful place to unwind and relax.

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Reviewed September 20, 2018 via mobile

Great building steeped in tales and history not done justice by the pathetic signage. Come on English Heritage! Visitor information needs much improved. The site itself is worth exploring and a walk around.

Thank abster_c
Reviewed September 12, 2018

This small castle is very cute sat upon a small hill. It is free to walk into and around, but there isn't too much to see. I'd say it'd take only 10mins to look around. We visited as it was next to the pub we...More

Thank Shannon O
Reviewed August 29, 2018 via mobile

Costs nothing to walk in, there and paths and steps to get around the small ruin. Worth a look is you are in the area and it’s next to a pub!

Thank james s
Reviewed August 17, 2018

Small ruin on the edge of the village, worth a look. Well kept grounds. We found a leaflet about the castle in the adjacent church.

Thank DustySomerset
Reviewed August 8, 2018

This wasn't ever actually a castle, but a prison. There is some interesting information available and the dog loved it.

Thank Jack R
Reviewed July 22, 2018

We had an afternoon exploring Lydford, including the stannary court and prison, which looks more like a castle. Inside the dungeons are grim and the remains of the court can be seen. It is on a mound and is more like a castle than a...More

Thank barbarabutler2015
Reviewed June 27, 2018

This castle is perched on a hill just next to the pub. How convenient! There is a large car park and admission is free. There is not a lot to see but if you are in the area it is worth stopping to see the...More

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laura c
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Response from sheepygold | Reviewed this property |
Yes. The site is much like a park. In case you are wondering dogs on leads are also allowed on the walk around Lydford Gorge but I would only take a dog on that walk if they are very well behaved as the paths can be... More