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Old Wardour Castle

Open Now: 10:00 - 18:00
Open today: 10:00 - 18:00
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Such a beautiful old castle ruin

Visited here on a beautiful sunny day and absolutely loved it. The castle is well preserved enough... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Blandford Saint Mary, United Kingdom
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Well worth visiting

Really enjoyed our visit. More to explore than you first imagine, and the castle is in remarkable... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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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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Reviewed 1 week ago 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 2 weeks ago 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
Thank shirley196763
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
Thank Linda D
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
Thank lrp27
Reviewed 14 October 2018

We visited Wardour Castle recently and enjoyed our visit. It is quite a simple ruin but interesting. A good place for children to visit as they can explore freely and lots of places to run around.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 788alanp
Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

A great place to adventure with access to most of the ruins: up stone spiral staircases, rooms with amazing views. Kids loved the freedom they had. Just stand still and drink in the atmosphere. Or run around imagining medieval life is going on around you....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
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24 June 2017|
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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.