This castle was the Oxfordshire base of Odo of Bayeux, half-brother of William the Conqueror and a powerful man in England after the Norman Conquest. Extensive earthworks mark the site of the 11th century motte-and-bailey castle, with ramparts up to 15 metres high.
Read more about the history of Deddington Castle.
Before You Go
Dogs: Dogs on leads are welcome.
Castle Entrance: The entrance to Deddington Castle is in Castle Street close to the junction with Hopcraft Lane between two pillars, one of which bears a Deddington PC board.
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Plan a Great Day Out
Pack up a picnic and visit the Rollright Stones, which have a history spanning nearly 2,000 years of Neolithic and Bronze Age development. Legend has it that these stones are all that's left of a monarch and his courtiers, who were petrified by a witch. At North Leigh Roman Villa you can see the remains of a large and well-built Roman courtyard villa, set within peaceful countryside.
End your day amongst the picturesque ruins of Minster Lovell Hall at the side of the River Windrush.