Shoulsbury Castle

An ancient hillfort located in Dorset, England, offering its natural beauty and a glimpse of the region’s history. Enjoy the designated trails up to the hill viewing also its beautiful landscape.

Shoulsbury Castle

Shoulsbury Castle is a 15th century fortification located in the small village of Brayford, Barnstaple, in the United Kingdom

It was originally built as a stronghold to protect Devon against the Cornish raids of 1455–64

Its impressive keep, six-metre-high walls, and deep network of complex underground tunnels remain intact and offer visitors a captivating glimpse into medieval life

This UNESCO World Heritage site is a must-visit destination for lovers of history or simply those looking to explore the beautiful landscape of Devon and Cornwall

The castle can be toured for free and provides visitors with a unique view of life during the Middle Ages

Visitors can wander through the ancient corridors and gain insight into how people lived, worked and defended their lives from enemies

For those wanting to extend their experience, there are various guided tours available that provide more in-depth information about this historic site


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