Castles of England/Leicestershire

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Ashby de la Zouch Castle Keep 110112–15th century Fragmentary ruins EH Fortified manor converted to castle by William, Lord Hastings in 1474. Largely destroyed during the Civil War. The Hastings tower (90 ft high) and a tunnel survive.
Belvoir Castle Neo-romantic castle 160117–19th century Intact HH
Duke of Rutland
Originally medieval castle, rebuilt 1655–68 incorporating some medieval masonry, remodelled 1801–30.
Hallaton Castle Motte and bailey 1101Medieval Earthworks Private Well-preserved earthworks.
Kirby Muxloe Castle Quadrangular castle 14801480–3 Fragmentary ruins EH Moated, begun by William, Lord Hastings in 1480, remained unfinished at his death in 1483.>
Leicester Castle Castle 110112–13th century Fragments HC
Local authority
Great hall survives, much altered.