Kirby Muxloe Castle
SK 524-046 Leicestershire England
Kirby Muxloe Castle was originally a 14th century stone fortified manor house, founded by the Pakeman family. The rectangular platform encased by a moat, supported a hall and chamber blocks, of which foundations remain. In 1480, William, Lord Hastings, founded a brick quadrangular castle, when he was granted licence to crenellate. Sadly the only standing remains, are the two storey gatehouse and a three storey angle tower. After he was beheaded for treason in 1483, the castle which was intended to be defended by artillery, was never completed. 3 miles north is Castle Hill and 4 miles east is Leicester Castle.
Kirby Muxloe Castle is located in the village centre, off Oakcroft Avenue. 4 miles west of Leicester, on the A47-B5380.
The site is owned by English Heritage and is open, Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays May to August 10:00-5:00pm.
There is a car park.