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Pilsbury Castle
SK 114-638 Derbyshire England

Pilsbury Castle Pilsbury Castle is an 11th century earthwork motte and triple bailey fortress, probably founded by Henry de Ferrers. The large flat-topped motte, is encased by a wide ditch and the eastern bailey, is defended by a steep-sided limestone reef, which is crowned by an unusual high outcrop and the foundations of a narrow, rubble wall. The southern bailey which has been damaged by ploughing, is defended by a low encasing rampart and ditch. Standing against the flood plain of the River Dove, by the end of the 12th century the castle had probably been abandoned. 8 miles north-east Bakewell Castle and 10 miles east is Haddon Hall.

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Pilsbury Castle is located north-west of Pilsbury, off the A515. 26 miles south-west of Sheffield, on the A621-A619-B5055.

A public footpath passes the castle from the road and there is concessionary access to the site, check website for details.

Car parking is by the side of the road.

Pilsbury Castle pictures and large castle map
Pilsbury Castle Picture 1Pilsbury Castle Picture 2Pilsbury Castle Picture 3Castle Map of the Area

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