SE 784-613 Yorkshire England
Acklam Castle is an earthwork motte and bailey fortress, which was possibly an outlying stronghold of the Fossard family. Standing on the western edge of an east-west ridge, the castle was formed by the digging of two simple transverse ditches. In the top of the low motte is a shallow depression and stone structures have been identified in the large rectangular bailey. From the road farm buildings make the layout hard to observe. A mile west is Leppington and 4 miles north at Langton is an earthwork.
Acklam Castle is located in the village centre, off Pasture Hill. 14 miles north-east of York, on the A116.
The site is visible from the road.
Car parking is by the side of the road.