Castles monuments in Leicestershire
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Castles & Ancient Monuments in Leicestershire

Heritage sites also including Battlefield sites, Historic Landmarks & Roman Forts in Leicestershire...





Leicestershire Ancient Monuments, Castles, Roman Forts, Battlefield Sites, etc

Kirby Muxloe Castle -- Quadrangular Glory in Brick and Water

Oakcroft Ave, Kirby Muxloe, Leicester, LE9‎ 2DH
Tel: 0116 238 6886‎   

Kirby Muxloe Castle Photo © Tim Hallam
Kirby Muxloe Castle -
Photo: Tim Hallam CCL

 

Situated just four miles due west of Leicester is Kirby Muxloe, where one of England's most evocative ruins graces the countryside.



Constructed with 100,000 bricks fired on site rather than with locally quarried stone, Kirby Muxloe Castle gleams a fiery red on sun-filled days, the moat reflecting the brilliance of the brickwork contrasted with the green lawns.



Often characterized as a fortified manor rather than a true castle, Kirby Muxloe was one of the earliest brickwork castles erected in England but was also one of the last of its type, a quadrangular castle, to be built. More...

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Ashby-de-la-Zouch Castle

South Street, Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Leicestershire, LE65 1BR
Tel: 01530 413343        E-mail: customers@english-heritage.org.uk

The ruins of a medieval castle, which was a royalist stronghold and the original setting for many of the scenes in Sir Walter Scott's classic tale 'Ivanhoe'.

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Belvoir Castle

Belvoir, Grantham, Leicestershire, NG32 1PD
Tel: 01476 871 002    Fax: 01476 870443
E-mail: info@belvoircastle.com      Web: www.belvoircastle.com

Home of the Duke and Duchess of Rutland, the current incarnation of Belvoir Castle was completed in the early 19th century after previous buildings were damaged or destroyed due to the War of the Roses, the Civil War and a major fire in 1816.

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Rockingham Castle

Rockingham, Market Harborough, Leicestershire, LE16 8TH
Tel: 01536 770240    Fax: 01536 771692
E-mail: estateoffice@rockinghamcastle.com      Web: www.rockinghamcastle.com

William the Conqueror ordered Rockingham Castle to be built over 900 years in the past.  Today the castle is owned by the Watson family, just one of two owners throughout history.

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