Lydford - Welcome to the website of Lydford Parish Council
the village today...

Lydford Castle - Photo - Adrian Hepworth

The aerial photo of the church that was here has been moved to the 'Village Today' page.

Look at the History page to find out and read about the Lydford Book. Available from good book shops and the NT shop at Lydford Gorge.


Lydford, Devon

Welcome to the website owned by Lydford Parish Council.  Our website is updated monthly with Parish Council Agendas & approved minutes of Parish Council Meetings also the agenda/minutes for the Annual Parish Meeting

Lydford, Devon

A settlement on the site we now know as Lydford, was first established by King Alfred sometime between 871 and 901. The Normans also saw its location as one that was easy to protect and built a fort here 200 years later. The site of a medieval castle and the fortified building that now stands on the site, dominating the village, gives its name to the neighbouring Castle Inn but It was the geographic location and its now famous Gorge that were the deciding factors in all those early settlement.

WDBC Crest
This web site has been part funded by a
West Devon Borough Council
Community Grant

Devon County Council News Centre

The Sports Field to get a Playground.
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Take this link to their website.

The events calendar and activities links over on the left are updated monthly at the same time as the Parish Magazine.

If you have some breaking news to put on this site please e-mail to

Click on these links for local weather & local map or
links on the history page for some fascinating stories about Lydford legends and Ghosts.

For photos of the 2012 Diamond Jubilee Celebrations please visit the
Jubilee Page