Lydford Castle and Saxon Town

Lydford Castle and Saxon Town

Lydford Castle and Saxon Town

Beautifully sited on the fringe of Dartmoor, Lydford boasts three defensive features. Near the centre is a 13th-century tower on a mound, built as a prison. It later became notorious for harsh punishments - 'the most annoyous, contagious and detestable place within this realm'. To the south is an earlier Norman earthwork castle: to the north, Saxon town defences.

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Lydford, Okehampton, Devon, EX20 4BH (Directions)

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