Rougemont
Bluebells in woods at Rougemont Castle, Weeton

Rougemont is a ruined earth and timber fortress standing on a steep bend of the River Wharfe. It was the seat of the De Lisle family, and abandoned in 1366 when Harewood Castle (now also ruined) was built. The site is now wooded so the defensive ditch and earth bank are most easily seen in the winter.

Location: Yorkshire

Bluebells in woods at Rougemont Castle, Weeton

Rougemont is a ruined earth and timber fortress standing on a steep bend of the River Wharfe. It was the seat of the De Lisle family, and abandoned in 1366 when Harewood Castle (now also ruined) was built. The site is now wooded so the defensive ditch and earth bank are most easily seen in the winter.

Location: Yorkshire