Castles and Fortifications of England and Wales

LYONSHALL CASTLE


LYONSHALL CASTLE
Photo Eric Dewhurst

An 11th century fortification, later rebuilt in stone, that stands next to the church. Part of the keep is standing on a 30 feet wide motte. The circular bailey was protected by a curtain wall, of which a part remains, and it is still surrounded by a wet moat. It was in use until the 15th century and it is now very overgrown.


 

Directions
1 mile south of A44 at Kington
Lyonshall, Herefordshire HR5 3LN

 



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