Kirby Muxloe Castle

View of Kirby Muxloe Castle across the moat
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This picturesque fortified mansion was built for Lord Hastings, who was dramatically seized and executed by Richard III in 1483.

Hastings’ descendants still believe they have a direct line to the throne of England.

Explore the atmospheric moated remains – including the fine gatehouse and a complete corner tower – of this brick-built mansion which have been extensively conserved by English Heritage. Make it part of an enjoyable family day out in Leicestershire with a picnic in the grounds or take a walk around the moat.

Venue Type:

Castle or defences

Opening hours

Please check the English Heritage website before visiting.

Admission charges

Adult £3.70
Child (5-15 years) £2.20
Concession are you eligible? £3.30
Overseas Visitor Pass Available


  • English Heritage

Additional info

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

Kirby Muxloe Castle
Oakcroft Ave
Kurby Muxloe



01162 386886

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