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“Worth a visit - but only if you are passing”
Review of Donnington Castle

Donnington Castle
Reviewed 16 August 2014

As the English Heritage website says, "The striking twin-towered 14th-century gatehouse of this castle, later the focus of a Civil War siege and battle, survives amid impressive earthworks." It is quite impressive on the top of a hill. It is free to visit - at any reasonable time - though the roadsigns may be a bit misleading. There is a car park. If you happen to be passing, as we were, on a lazy Sunday afternoon, it makes a good break and interesting diversion.

3  Thank ShaunH290
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Reviewed 4 August 2014

Not much to see but we had a spare half hour so walked up to the gatehouse and walked around in the sun and looked at the vista

Thank Karen B
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Reviewed 5 July 2014 via mobile

Free, great views and great for picnics in the sun.
Fancy a walk and some air with a great view deff worth a visit my kids love it and so do I.

Thank LinzEatwell
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Reviewed 21 June 2014

Good experience but wasn't thrilling ......Grounds could be looked after better better. If in the are you may want to visit if you haven't got anything better do - much better monuments to visit

Thank Edward K
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Reviewed 9 June 2014

this castle was part of an 18 month siege, so having this much left is incredible. You can see where the canon balls have hit parts of the building and the vantage point has a view to Highclere Castle. We were told about the under ground tunnels that allowed entry and exit and supplies to come to the castle during the long siege. It would be great if the local historical society could put some information around the grounds to inform visitors of the history here.

3  Thank Marcelle F
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