Once a medieval castle fit for a king with a bustling village community, today the site of Bagot’s Castle lies at the bottom of a hill, nestled between the A46 and Coventry Airport.
The castle is somewhat mysterious, with little suggesting why it was built at the bottom of a hill or what it looked like, while the medieval village lies undisturbed beneath a field where a rare breed of goat calls home. In the Second World War, the Alvis Company built a tank testing track on the site running parallel to the River Sowe.
Bagot’s Castle is also home to a number of Bagot goats, one of the oldest known breeds of goat in Britain. These small black-and-white goats have been roaming the hills of this area for more than 600 years.
Know Before You Go
Bagot's Castle is situated on Church Road, Baginton and parking is available on site. The castle is open every weekend and Bank Holiday from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.