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Shackerstone Castle
SK 379-068 Leicestershire England

Shackerstone Castle Shackerstone Castle is a medieval earthwork motte and bailey fortress, which was used as a World War II air raid shelter. The flat-topped motte, is partly encased by a wide ditch, with a counterscarp bank and to the south-west are traces of a bailey platform, which is cut by the road. A later hall once stood on the site and the motte was part of its formal gardens, used as a prospect mound. 6 miles north-east at Donington le Heath is the Manor House and 10 miles east at Groby is Castle Hill.

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Shackerstone Castle is located in the village centre, off Station Road. 16 miles west of Leicester, on the A50-B585.

The site is visible from the canal towpath.

Car parking is by the side of the road.

Click here for castle pictures Shackerstone Castle Picture 1Shackerstone Castle Picture 2Shackerstone Castle Picture 3 and a castle map of the area Castle Map of the Area

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