Castles and Fortifications of England and Wales

DACRE CASTLE


DACRE CASTLE
Photo Liam Snell
A three storey, early 13th century pele tower with walls seven foot thick and 70 feet whigh surrounded by a moat. It replaced an early 14th century building that was destroyed by the Scots in 1317. It was abandoned for many years before being restored in 1674 when it was again used as a private residence. Further restoration was carried out in 1960.


Photo Matthew Emmott Photo Matthew Emmott

 

Directions
Off the A592, 3 miles south west of Penrith

 



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