SX 509-848 Devon England
Lydford Castle is a 12th century stone motte and bailey fortress, founded by Richard I. The basement of the three storey keep is an enclosed within the motte, with the foundations of the bailey curtain wall to the west. In the 18th century it was used as a courthouse and a notorious prison. 8 miles north-east is Okehampton Castle and 13 miles west is Launceston Castle.
Lydford Castle is located in the village centre, off the A386. 22 miles north of Plymouth, on the A386.
The site is administered by English Heritage and is freely accessible in daylight hours.
There is a car park.