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Luton Castle
Luton, Bedfordshire, England
Coordinates 51°52′31″N 0°25′02″W / 51.87530°N 0.41718°W / 51.87530; -0.41718
Type Castle
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Condition No visible remains

Luton Castle was a 12th-century castle in the town of Luton, in the county of Bedfordshire, England .

12th Century Castle

It was a timber motte-and-bailey structure built in 1139 and demolished in 1154 following a truce.

13th Century Castle

Another castle on a different site was built in 1221 but was destroyed around 1224 or 1225. Earthworks and associated bailey survived but were removed.

An excavation was done in 2002, revealing a steep ditch.

The site is now home to Matalan, a discount store. Nothing visible remains of either castle.

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