History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
The castle stands on a mound beside Toddington church - in fact little remains but the mound. Apparently, local legends tell that a witch is imprisoned within the castle mound and that if you put your ear to the ground on Easter you can hear her cooking pancakes!
There are two wide depressions encircling the motte. These were originally thought to be a pair of moats, however it now seems more likely that the outer ditch is actually a later field boundary. The inner moat is entirely authentic, though, and rather impressive, measuring some 30ft wide and 5-6ft deep. The motte stands 18ft above the moat bottom, with a level top about 92ft in diameter.
Address: Toddington, Bedfordshire, England
Attraction Type: Castle
Location: at the north end of Toddington High Street, 8 miles NW of Luton, off the M1 and A5120
We've 'tagged' this attraction information to help you find related historic attractions and learn more about major time periods mentioned.
Find other attractions tagged with:
castle (Architecture) -
NEARBY HISTORIC ATTRACTIONS
Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest
Chalgrave Castle - 1 miles (Castle)
Chalgrave, All Saints Church - 1 miles (Historic Church)
Toddington Manor - 1 miles (Garden)
Woburn Abbey - 3.6 miles (Historic House)
Potsgrove, St Mary's Church - 3.8 miles (Historic Church)
Dunstable Priory - 4.4 miles (Historic Church)
Woburn Safari Park - 4.6 miles (Family Attraction)
Woburn, St Mary's Church - 4.6 miles (Historic Church)
Nearest Accommodation to Toddington: