Kirby Muxloe Castle, also known as Kirby Castle, is a ruined, fortified manor house in Kirby Muxloe, Leicestershire, England. William, Lord Hastings, began work on the castle in 1480, founding it on the site of a pre-existing manor house.  Today Kirby Muxloe Castle is managed by English Heritage as a tourist attraction.

Kirby Muxloe Castle, also known as Kirby Castle, is a ruined, fortified manor house in Kirby Muxloe, Leicestershire, England. William, Lord Hastings, began work on the castle in 1480, founding it on the site of a pre-existing manor house. Today Kirby Muxloe Castle is managed by English Heritage as a tourist attraction.

Kirby Muxloe Castle

The picturesque moated remains - including the fine gatehouse and a complete corner tower - of this brick-built fortified mansion have recently been extensively conserved by English Heritage.

Kirby-Muxloe, a fortified mansion built by William, Lord Hastings. He died before it was completed.

Kirby-Muxloe, a fortified mansion built by William, Lord Hastings.

Not many people know that Kirby Muxloe has a castle!

The picturesque moated remains - including the fine gatehouse and a complete corner tower - of this brick-built fortified mansion have recently been extensively conserved by English Heritage.

Kirby Muxloe Castle, Leicestershire, England is a 15th century fortified manor house built in 1480 by William Hastings, 1st Baron Hastings during the period of the Wars of the Roses

Kirby Muxloe Castle, Leicestershire, England is a century fortified manor house built in 1480 by William Hastings, Baron Hastings during the period of the Wars of the Roses I learnt how to swim in this moat!

View of Kirby Muxloe Castle across the moat, Leicestershire, England. Built in 1480 by William Hastings, 1st Baron Hasting, during the period of the Wars of the Roses

View of Kirby Muxloe Castle across the moat, Leicestershire, England. Built in 1480 by William Hastings, Baron Hasting, during the period of the Wars of the Roses

Kirby Muxloe Castle, Leicestershire, England, built in 1430 - The village of Kirby Muxloe was recorded in the Domesday book as 'Carbi'. (Caeri's settlement) with a working population of 8.

Kirby Muxloe Castle, Leicestershire, England, built in 1430 - The village of Kirby Muxloe was recorded in the Domesday book as 'Carbi'. (Caeri's settlement) with a working population of

General View of Kirby Muxloe Castle

The picturesque moated remains - including the fine gatehouse and a complete corner tower - of this brick-built fortified mansion have recently been extensively conserved by English Heritage.

Kirby Muxloe Castle by Colin'sPic's, via Flickr

The picturesque moated remains - including the fine gatehouse and a complete corner tower - of this brick-built fortified mansion have recently been extensively conserved by English Heritage.

Kirby Muxloe Castle, known also as Kirby Castle is an unfinished 15th century fortified manor house in Kirby Muxloe, Leicestershire, England.  It was begun in 1480 by William Hastings, 1st Baron Hastings, during the period of the Wars of the Roses. He already owned a manor house on the site (some of the original manor house foundations are visible as ruins within the enclosure of the castle), for which he planned to totally redevelop.

Kirby Muxloe Castle, known also as Kirby Castle is an unfinished century fortified manor house in Kirby Muxloe, Leicestershire. It was begun by William Hastings in wikipedia

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