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Astonishing Jewel

It's a bit of a James Bond scenario to get access to this place but it's worth it. So let me... read more

Reviewed 5 November 2018
I wish I could give this more than 5 stars!

This is the most extraordinary house and garden. The garden is being recreated with great flair... read more

Reviewed 7 September 2018
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Please note: Visits to the castle and grounds are only available via the National Gallery. Longford Castle is a fine Elizabethan country house, home to a world-class collection of art built up in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries by the...more
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Reviewed 5 November 2018

It's a bit of a James Bond scenario to get access to this place but it's worth it. So let me clarify, we needed to do an online booking and they wanted to know our names and address and we needed photographic ID when we...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank maggiep1965
Reviewed 7 September 2018

This is the most extraordinary house and garden. The garden is being recreated with great flair and taste, however there are parts which are already established like the magical carpet of wild cyclamen (hundreds of them) under a vast beech tree. The river, with an...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank KirkieClare
Reviewed 3 July 2018

Longford Castle must be one of England's best kept secrets! It is such a treasure house with an amazing collection of art and furniture, but difficult to visit. They offer a few private visits each year and also a few public tours that have to...More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank Julie A
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

I have lived within 25 miles of this amazing place for years and only discovered its existence last year. Booking was slightly challenging. Kept getting messages on the National Gallery website saying tours had finished for 2017. Dogged determination got us there, and it was...More

Date of experience: April 2018
3  Thank Rosalind A
Reviewed 27 March 2018

Seend Historic Houses Club has toured many grand houses over the years but it was agreed that this beautiful, family owned Castle was amongst the best we have visited. As soon as we arrived, the warm and friendly welcome from Principal Guide, Alexandra Ormerod, enthused...More

Date of experience: March 2018
4  Thank highstreet2016
Reviewed 18 October 2017

My husband and I recently visited Longford Castle. It was a very special experience for me, my great grandparents met and married while they were working at Longford Castle in the early 1900’s. He was the coachman and she was a maid. The 6th Earl...More

Date of experience: September 2017
5  Thank V2741WTjulies
Reviewed 14 September 2017

This is a private house housing an amazing collection of art. Wonderful portraits of the family by Gainsborough and Reynolds plus other superb artworks. See an actual portrait of Mary Boylyn (mistress of Henry 8?). Not to be missed.

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank allancole44
Reviewed 9 September 2017

Not generally open to the public, found it by chance and decided to book a tour. The registration process is not straightforward - you book via the National Gallery website and are given instructions : pick up is by minibus at two designated locations, photo...More

Date of experience: September 2017
2  Thank Colin P
Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

I visited this castle with friends as part of a small group through the National Portrait Gallery. I've never heard of the castle and having lived in Wiltshire nearly almost all my life was amazed at what greeted me. This place is like something from...More

Date of experience: June 2017
2  Thank Martinalvis
Reviewed 6 July 2016

I visited Longford Castle on a tour organised by the National Gallery, as it is otherwise not open to the public as such. The building itself is a fine stately home, very well maintained as it is still lived in. It is also a most...More

Date of experience: June 2016
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