Haldon Belvedere (also known as Lawrence Castle) sits on the top of the Haldon Forest ridge at 244m above Exeter. It gives commanding views of Devon in all directions. It is also a landmark that it often visible and easy to pick out when on Dartmoor and elsewhere.
It is a folly that was built in the 18th century and is now maintained by the Devon Historic Buildings Trust. It is open most Sundays but you need to check if you are going to visit just to make sure. It is a wedding venue and hosts an amazing holiday flat which you can rent.
We went up yesterday afternoon to have a look around – what an amazing day for a visit. Here are a few photos.
Well worth a visit – it’s only £2 to get in but you do need to be able to walk up the 99 steps to get the best views from the roof