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“Great place to visit” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Lydford Castle & Saxon Town

Lydford Castle & Saxon Town
Ranked #2 of 3 things to do in Lydford
Certificate of Excellence
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Mortain, France
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29 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Great place to visit”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2013

English Heritage site open all year round and and Free. Park in the National trust grounds and walk over the bridge don't look down if you don't like heights

Visited August 2013
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Torpoint, England, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“A random castle - but really cool!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2013

Not really advertised - you kind of drive past it and think 'ah, I'll go in there'. You can walk round the whole thing which is great. A good historic building well worth a visit. However, it's a brief visit (30mins should be fine).Go and then do the Granite Way too!

Visited August 2013
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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79 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“great castle”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2013

amazing place to explore with 3 levels including spiral staircase down to ground level. Would have liked a bit more information about the place though.

Visited August 2013
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United Kingdom
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108 reviews
29 attraction reviews
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“Interesting little castle”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2013

We popped up into Lydford after finishing the Lydford gorge walk. It was a nice addition to the day :) it's only a small castle and doesn't have much information so it's not worth a trip in itself, but definitely worth a quick stopover if you're in the area.

Visited July 2013
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Feel the atmosphere”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2013

Lydford castle is actually an ancient court and prison tower dating from the 13 Century. All four outer walls are intact and inside you can almost hear the cries of the unjustly tried prisoners! Very atmospheric. Free to visit, parking virtually opposite is free too. You'll only need half an hour so it makes a nice quick detour or an interesting addition to a visit to Lydford gorge.

Visited May 2013
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