Castles and Fortifications of England and Wales

LYMPNE CASTLE


LYMPNE CASTLE
Photo Charles Taylor

The first castle was built in the 1080's for the Archdeacons of Canterbury on the edge of a cliff looking over the Romney Marshes. It was rebuilt in the 14th century by a building with a tower at each end, and it is thought that the square tower may be on the site of a Roman watch tower. After being used as a farm it was restored in 1908 and is now available for conferences and weddings.

Below the castle, at the foot of the cliff, lies the remains of a Roman Shore fort, Stutfall Castle.

Private.


Stutfall & Lympne Castles photo Charles Taylor Photo Charles Taylor Photo Charles Taylor Photo Charles Taylor
Photo Charles Taylor Photo Charles Taylor Photo Charles Taylor Photo Charles Taylor
Photo Charles Taylor Photo Charles Taylor Photo Charles Taylor Photo Charles Taylor

Aerial photo of Lympne and Stutfall Castles ©Paul R. Davis

 

Directions
On the B2067, 3 miles west of Hythe
The Street, Lympne, Hythe CT21 4LQ

 



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