If you have a car then Farleigh Hungerford Castle is a 20 minute drive south-east of Bath. It is what my mother would have called a castley-castle.
Do you have a specific reason to go to Lynmouth - it is a long drive from Bath, nearly 3 hours on a good day: I would suggest Lyme Regis as an alternative, about 1.5 hours.
Thanks for both suggestions. Yes, a castlely castle is exactly what I was hoping for. We will have a car and we are going to Lynmouth because that is where we will be staying for a few days. We wanted to see some pretty parts of Devon and Exmoor. Our room is already booked there and everything. I'm starting to wish we had budgeted more time for Bath since there are so many neat day trips from there. Thank you both.
On your way to Lynmouth you could visit Dunster castle
then you will have more time in Bath
Another good idea: Sham Caslte (or The Castle on the Warren to give it its proper name) is an example of an architectural folly - explanation of follies here.
In the pre-satnav days as chief navigator I used to get "lost" on all manner of detours to see things slightly near to where we were headed. To be fair, my husband loves driving.
I think you are heading down to Lynmouth as a day-trip (not completely sure, but I've done it a few times).
if you make a quick(ish) detour (and it might even be a quicker route at certain times of the day and depending where you are staying i Bath), you could head down to the village of Nunney and walk around a super-cute tiny moated castle (it is slap bang in the middle of the village and from there you would head to Wells) and it is free to enter (I am guessing the gates are open 24/7 too.
Dunster castle is rather splendid.. Monkton Farleigh more of a ruin.
I think you need to type the names into a search engine and decide for yourself
Sue, if you read the posts, I think that they are heading to Lynmouth to stay for a few days, it is not a day return, as it were.
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