Castles and Fortifications of England and Wales

KIRKOSWALD CASTLE


KIRKOSWALD CASTLE
Photo Eric Dewhurst

The Castle was fortified in 1210, but was destroyed one hundred years later. In the 15th Century it was rebuilt and extended, surrounded by a large wall and a moat. Only one 60 foot tower remains - the contents were transferred to Naworth Castle, and the stone was used for building material.

The ruins are in a dangerous condition on private land, but can be viewed from the public footpath that runs alongside.


Photo Matthew Emmott Photo Matthew Emmott Photo Matthew Emmott

 

Directions
On the B6413, 5 miles north east of Penrith

 



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