Pendragon Castle

Pendragon Castle

Pendragon Castle:

Nestled in the picturesque Vale of Mallerstang in Cumbria, England, lies the ruins of Pendragon Castle.

This once-mighty fortress is steeped in history and legend, and is said to have been the home of King Arthur’s father, Uther Pendragon.

The castle is thought to have been built in the 12th century by Hugh de Morville, one of the four knights who murdered Thomas Becket, Archbishop of Canterbury. However, the site is believed to have been occupied for much longer, with some evidence suggesting that there may have been a fort on the hilltop as early as the 5th century.

Pendragon Castle

The castle was abandoned in the 16th century and has been in ruins ever since. Today, all that remains is a single tower and the foundations of the outer walls. However, even in its dilapidated state, Pendragon Castle is still an impressive sight.

The climb to the castle ruins is well worth it for the stunning views of the surrounding countryside.

How to get to Pendragon Castle

Pendragon Castle is located in the village of Outhgill in Cumbria, England. It is about 1.5 miles south of Kirkby Stephen and 15 miles north west of Hawes.

The castle can be reached by car by taking the B6259 road from Kirkby Stephen to Hawes. There is a car park at the foot of the hill, from where there is a short walk to the castle ruins.

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