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Wilton Castle

Wilton, Ross-on-Wye HR9 6AD, England
01989 565759
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English first
Romford, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
8 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

A really tranquil spot, a little gem hidden away and yet ridiculously close to a very busy roundabout! The castle is only open 2 afternoons a week, as it is privately owned, but it is really worth seeing. The ruins are quite impressive, and the current owners are doing an amazing job of restoration. We enjoyed a peaceful walk around... More

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Ross-on-Wye
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36 reviews 36 reviews
10 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

The Lord and Lady who own the castle are great to chat to and have done an amazing job restoring the place! There are lovely rose beds and well tended gardens along with tea, coffee and cake available plus a guided tour if you want it. Although it is not open all the time it is open quite frequently on... More

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London
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66 reviews 66 reviews
34 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

An inspiring couple have made this castle their home. It is such a special place to visit and a must if in the area, if you show a great interest for restoration you will get to see inside the house and the work the home owners have done it is truly a labour of love. With the price of your... More

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ross-on-wye
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

The old red ruined walls make such a fantastic contrast to the beautiful well-tended gardens. This castle is not open all the time and you will want to visit the website here: http://www.wiltoncastle.eclipse.co.uk/ to avoid disappointment Certain historical details are explained by small plaques as you stroll round the walls & moat If it wasn't for this it would be... More

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London
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37 reviews 37 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

Looks interesting but only open occasionally as in use as a private home. We were able to see the castle from the garden of the Bridge House B&B.

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

Loved it. Small castle, so you won't be walking for hours but very helpful and well informed gentleman on gate sent us in the right direction. Smashing garden, homemade cakes, lovely flowers. It is very quaint- this isn't meant as an insult but a genuinely unique, uniquely English castle. Will be returning next year.

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derbyshire
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

A small but amazing little castle, restored by the current owners. Well worth a visit if you're in the area, but only open on certain days in season, so check before visiting.

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Hereford, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013 via mobile

Visited on the last day of the season. The castle and gardens are really really lovely, picturesque and beautiful. The refurb'd tower worth visiting alone. The scents from all the roses just heighten the sensory delight. Wonderful cakes and tea, and greeted by a really well informed guide. Will be back next season.

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Ross-on-Wye
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71 reviews 71 reviews
4 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

This is well-worth searching for just off the Wilton roundabout. The old ruined part of the castle, smothered in roses, is a wonderful sight and the views over the river to Ross are second to none. The enclosed courtyard is a great place for lovely tea and cakes. Ask about the history of the castle and its restoration by the... More

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wye valley
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

A truly wonderful setting beside the river Wye in Ross on Wye. Afternoon teas are served in the beautiful gardens that surround the castle at certain times of the year. You may also be lucky enough to experience a concert whilst visiting!

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