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There's not a great deal left of the little 12th century Pendragon Castle but it's an atmospheric place and the views from the castle down Mallerstang are memorable. Legend has it that it was founded by Uther Pendragon the father of King Arthur and Uther and 100 of his followers were killed when Saxon invaders poisened their well. However, legend apart, it is felt that the castle was built in the 12th century by Hugh de Morville then it came into the possession of the Clifford family -- a raiding Scottish army set fire to the castle in 1341and it was abandoned, only to be rebuilt in 1360. Another fire in 1541 again left it in ruins but it was restored in the 17th century by Lady Anne Clifford -- after her death though the castle again fell into ruin.
Directions: On the B6259, north of the village of Outhgill, south of Kirkby Stephen