Castles and Fortifications of England and Wales

LEICESTER CASTLE


COURTHOUSE
Photo ©David Hallam-Jones and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.

The first castle at Leicester was probably built around 1070. It was built up into a grand house in the 14th century, but within a hundred years it fell into decay and many of its buildings were eventually demolished apart from the Great Hall which was used as a court and still stands. A brick facade was added to the courthouse at the end of the 17th century. The footings of one wall are still visible as is a lowered motte.


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In the centre of town.
Castle View, Leicester LE1 5WH

 



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