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Kibworth Harcourt Castle
SP 681-945 Leicestershire England

Kibworth Harcourt CastleKibworth 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


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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.

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

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