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Most of the castle and grounds are open to the public; entrance charges apply to both the castle and gardens. Founded by the Norman noble Alain de Parrhoet, la Zouch, this fortified manor house dates from the 12th century and was extended by his descendants over the next three centuries.During the English Civil War the castle was subject to a prolonged siege between September 1645 and its surrender in March 1646.
Ruined moated and fortified 15th century manor house.This ruined castellated 19th century mansion house and remains of a 14th century tower house stand on what may have been an earlier motte and bailey castle.The mansion house suffered serious fire damage in 1901, whilst the older remains were allowed to fall into decay.It was partly demolished in 1646, in accordance with Cromwell’s destruction order, to prevent its further use as a stronghold.Treasure belonging to Richard II is rumoured to be hidden in the castle grounds.Built around 1300 originally as an unfortified manor house, the two crenellated towers were added at either end of the hall in the early 16th century in order to strengthen its defences. Originally built as an undefended manor house, it was fortified on the outbreak of Anglo-Scottish Wars.
These latter defences are thought to be the work of Thomas Lord Dacre (1467-1535). It was captured by the Scots in 1315, seized by English rebels two years later, and again occupied by Scots in 1346.
The surrender terms demanded that the castle be slighted (demolished).
Visitors can still climb the tower and discover the underground passage from the kitchen to the tower. Complete medieval fortified manor house, now part of organic and rare breeds farm.
From the smaller motte and bailey earthworks to the world famous Leeds Castle, all have been geotagged onto the Google Map below.
We have also included a short synopsis of each of the castles, including the history behind them and who they are now owned by.
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