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Old Wardour Castle

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Nice and easy

Not a big place but interesting. Plenty of parking, £5.80 to get in unless you have a English... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Alan R
Sandy, United Kingdom
All Saint’s Chapel

This a beautiful chapel It is a part of the old castle and is relatively small. Adored with large... read more

Reviewed 26 January 2019
London, United Kingdom
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Set in the peaceful Wiltshire countryside beside a lake, Old Wardour Castle, near Tisbury was once one of the most daring and innovative homes in Britain. It was built in the 14th century as a lightly fortified luxury residence for comfortable...more
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Tisbury SP3 6RR, England
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All reviews robin hood civil war english heritage passing places single track audio tour narrow country roads grounds are lovely well worth the effort guide book wiltshire countryside couple of hours interesting history car park banqueting house beautiful ruin grotto
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Not a big place but interesting. Plenty of parking, £5.80 to get in unless you have a English Heritage card. It's not a big place but interesting. The guides are great, you get a audio set thrown in. The building is nice, a few steps...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Alan R
Reviewed 26 January 2019 via mobile

This a beautiful chapel It is a part of the old castle and is relatively small. Adored with large oil paintings. Has a magnificent organ and if you’re lucky you’re hear the fantastic choir

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 13 January 2019 via mobile

Visited here on a beautiful sunny day and absolutely loved it. The castle is well preserved enough on one side that you can go in around the inside and climb the staircases to higher floors but damaged by an explosion so it's one half in...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 6 January 2019 via mobile

Really enjoyed our visit. More to explore than you first imagine, and the castle is in remarkable condition considering it's history. We visited when it was reasonably busy, but it certainly didn't feel crowded or rushed. There is an air of tranquility and calm about...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 19 November 2018

The Old Wardour Castle is a little bit tricky to find but its worth trying. The landscape is very peaceful and romantic. We went on November so it wasn't the busy holiday season. It was raining at first but the sky opened up and the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Roberto C
Reviewed 14 November 2018 via mobile

We spent a very enjoyable afternoon here walking round the castle. Although some of it is in ruin it was great to be able to climb almost to the top of other parts. Very friendly man in the shop too. We will definitely be back...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 4 November 2018

Nice castle to explore in English Countryside. Bit of a nightmare road to get there as not used to such narrow roads but once there it s a lovely tranquil place. Helpful staff and nice ruins.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 27 October 2018 via mobile

It’s a real nice tranquil place stopped in history and lots to explore its a real nice way to spend an afternoon shame that refreshments are limited and the roads to get there are narrow with passing places

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 21 October 2018 via mobile

Never been to Wiltshire before, but wow there are some fabulous places to visit. Originally went to Stonehenge the day before and joined the National Heritage Trust, and decided to check out some of the other places in the great book that came with membership....More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Can_Solo666
Reviewed 15 October 2018 via mobile

My daughter and I discovered this gem for a recommendation from our B&B host nearby in Tisbury. Not far from Shaftesbury in Dorset Country on the edge of Wiltshire. Set in the beautiful country side of Southwest England. Very responsible fee. The day we were...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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16 January 2019|
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Response from TheHolyHaddok | Reviewed this property |
About an hour at the most. There are lots of walks in the woods and space around the castle for kids, dogs or both to run around.
15 July 2018|
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Response from Ann B | Reviewed this property |
Yes on sale in the shop
James C
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Response from timbog2000 | Reviewed this property |
We've never had any problems. Check on the website to see if there are any restrictions. Some of the staircases are really steep and unsuited to dogs. The grounds are great though.