Castle Howe Kendal
SD 513-924 Cumbria England
Castle Howe is a late 11th century earthwork motte and bailey fortress, founded by Ivo de Taillebois. In the early 13th century, the castle was abandoned, after its was captured and burnt in a Scottish raid. The large flat-topped motte, which is partly encased by a deep western ditch, is now crowned by an obelisk. Sadly the eastern triangular bailey, has been damaged when being levelled to make a public park. The castle is the predecessor of Kendal Castle, which stands on the opposite ridge.
Castle Howe is located in Kendal, off Beast Banks. 23 miles north of Lancaster on the M6-A591.
The site is owned by South Lakeland District Council and is freely accessible in daylight hours.
Car parking is by the side of the road.