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Thurland Castle
SD 611-731 Lancaster England

Thurland Castle Thurland Castle was originally a medieval manor house, founded by the Harrington family. Fortified by a circular moat, in 1402 Sir Thomas Tunstall founded the stone castle, when King Henry IV granted him a licence to crenellate. In the Civil War, the castle was almost demolished in the siege of 1643, when being held for the King, by Sir John Girlington. In the early and late 19th century, the North family absorbed the remains of the castle, in the construction of a Gothic mansion house. A mile south-west is Castle Mound, Melling and 3 miles east is Castle Hill, Burton in Lonsdale.


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Thurland Castle is located south of Tunstall, off the A687. 12 miles north-east of Lancaster, on the A683.

The site is strictly private, with no public access and the view from Church Lane is restricted, check website for details.

Car parking is by the side of the road.

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

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