Castles and Fortifications of England and Wales

DUFFIELD CASTLE


DUFFIELD CASTLE
Photo ©Mike Bardill

The first motte and bailey castle was built in 1080 but was destroyed in 1173. A massive new stone keep almost 100 feet square was built in stone at the end of the 12th century but this was demolished in 1266, and only earthworks and foundations remain. The motte is known as Castle Mound.

Managed by National Trust, open all year.


 

Directions
In the town, 6 miles north of Derby
Milford Rd, Duffield DE56 4DW

 



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