Kirby Muxloe Castle

Kirby Muxloe Castle
Oakcroft Ave
Kurby Muxloe


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Construction of this picturesque, moated brick castle was begun in 1480 by William, Lord Hastings. He was later beheaded and the castle was left unfinished.

Venue Type:

Castle or defences

Opening hours

Kirby Muxloe Castle is currently closed while conservation work is ongoing, due to reopen 2006. Although the site is closed, you can enjoy walks around the perimeter of the moat.

Admission charges


  • English Heritage

Additional info

Location: 4 miles W of Leicester off B5380, close to junction 21A, M1 (OS Map 140; ref SK 524046)