Doyden Castle

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Doyden Castle


Port Quin Creek from Doyden Castle - - 1014055.jpg
Port Quin Creek from Doyden Castle
Grid reference: SW967805
Location: 50°35’21"N, 4°52’23"W
Village: Port Quin
Owned by: National Trust

Doyden Castle is a nineteenth century tower on the north coast of Cornwall, at Port Quin. Today it is owned by the National Trust and let as holiday accommodation.

The tower stands overlooking the sea on Doydon Point: a crenellated tower with Gothic arched windows, resembling a folly tower, but it was not built as such. Doydon Castle was builty in about 1830 by Samuel Symons, a wealthy gentleman of Wadebridge who had it built as a pleasure house for entertaining his friends. Symonds was notorious for his loose living and here he would entertain his friends to nights of feasting, drinking and gambling (the ample wine-bins in the cellar survive to this day).

Today's guests are generally expected to be more restrained.

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