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Castle, £2-£4


David Hewer


Church Road,


The small masonary remains of the castle, probably rebuilt by Sir William Bagot c1397, although there appears to have been a castle here before this. Henry, Duke of Hereford (later Henry IV), was entertained here. During the next two centuries Baginton passed through several hands. Leland, writing in 1535-43, describes the castle as 'now desolate'. At Dugdale's time only the 'moat' and heaps of rubbish survived. In C18 one of the Bromleys levelled the site, filling the moat and concealing any masonry which was still visible. The original castle was probably the work of Geoffrey Savage in the time of Henry I (1100-35). The site is on a steep slope above the River Sowe and it is likely that it was originally a motte and bailey, within which a dwelling house was erected. Part of a building, probably Sir William Bagot's castle, has been excavated between 1933-48 exposing the foundations of a rectangular building with a stair turret and moat belonging to the fortified house.

Coach parties acceptedDisabled accessFacilities for educational visitsPicnic siteAccepts groups

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs accepted

Opening details

This historic site is open year round, by appointment, contact via the castle website. It is open without appointment Saturdays/Sundays/Bank Holidays, April - October, 12noon - 5pm


£4.00 adults
£2.00 concessions
£2.00 children, under 5's free
£10.00 family ticket (2 adults & up to 2 childern)
Groups and Guided Tours by appointment through website up to 10 people £30, 11-20 people £40


The Ordnance Survey Map Grid Reference is SP34137474

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 6 miles from Coventry station


  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted

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