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Wetherby Castle
SE 402-481 Yorkshire England

Wetherby CastleWetherby Castle was probably an early medieval stone castle, founded by the Percy family. Standing above the River Wharfe, the rocky promontory also had several phases of prehistoric, Romano-British and Saxon occupation. Foundations of a rectangular building, interpreted as an early to mid 13th century keep, were excavated behind Castle Garth House in 1922. In recent years coursed stonework of an unidentifiable building, was incorporated into a rock garden and the dwelling houses in Castle Garth were demolished in 2005-06. Replaced by flats, a blue plaque now proclaims 'Wetherby Castle 1140-1155, only the foundations of the keep remain'. 7 miles west is Harewood Castle and 5 miles south-east at Newton Kyme is Kyme Castle.


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Wetherby Castle is located in the town centre, off Scott Lane. 12 miles north-east of Leeds, on the A58.

The site of this castle is visible from the road.

There are car parks nearby.


Wetherby Castle pictures and large castle map
Wetherby Castle Picture 1Wetherby Castle Picture 2Castle Map of the Area

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