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Ashton Keynes Castle
SU 049-945 Wiltshire England

Ashton Keynes Castle Ashton Keynes Castle is a large 12th century earth ringwork and bailey fortress, founded by the Keynes family. Occupied until the 13th century, the low platform is encased by a wide ditch and supports the remains of a rampart that contains a drystone wall. To the west, is a square inner bailey and the south an outer bailey, both are outlined by low mounds, ramparts and ditches that were once wet. 6 miles north is Cirencester Abbey Gatehouse and 13 miles west is Beverstone Castle.

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Ashton Keynes Castle is located in the village centre, off Back Street. 11 miles north-west of Swindon, on the A419-B4696.

The site is freely accessible in daylight hours.

Car parking is by the side of the road.

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

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