Earl Shilton Castle
SP 470-982 Leicestershire England
Earl Shilton Castle is an 11th century earthwork motte and bailey fortress, founded by the Earl of Leicester. The large flat-topped circular motte, retains part of its ditch and to the south are the remains of a mutilated bailey rampart. This timber castle was dismantled in the late 12th century and the stone gateway defending the motte is a folly. 4 miles south-west is Hinckley Castle and 6 miles north-east is Kirby Muxloe Castle.
Earl Shilton Castle is located in the village centre, off Church Street. 9 miles south-west of Leicester, on the A47.
The site is in a public park and is accessible in daylight hours.
Car parking is by the side of the road.