Kibworth Harcourt Castle
SP 681-945 Leicestershire England
Kibworth Harcourt Castle is a 12th century earthwork motte and bailey fortress, founded by the de Harcourt family. The flat-topped, irregularly shaped motte, is encased by a wide ditch. The bailey survives as the slightest of earthworks, with a wide entrance causeway on the south-west side. 19th century excavations, may have resulted in the large depressions on the north and south sides of the low motte. Visit pending. 9 miles south-west is Gilmorton Castle and 14 miles east is Rockingham Castle. Picture © Chris Lowe
Kibworth Harcourt Castle is located in the village centre, off Leicester Road. 9 miles south-east of Leicester, on the A6.
The site is visible from a public footpath, which passes the castle from the church.
Car parking is by the side of the road.