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Address: River Ground Stables | Cowdray Park, Easebourne, England
Phone Number: 01730 810781
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Description: Cowdray is one of England’s most important early Tudor houses. This...
Cowdray is one of England’s most important early Tudor houses. This visitor attraction, visited by Queen Elizabeth I and King Henry VIII, was partially destroyed by fire in 1793. Its magnificent ruins are set in the stunning landscape of Cowdray Park, in the heart of the South Downs National Park.
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Impressive backdrop to a winters walk

Only open between April to Oct ?? for a walk around.. however a gorgeous backdrop for a winters walk around the grounds.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2014
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Brisbane, Australia
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LOWESTOFT
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42 reviews 42 reviews
20 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The ruins of courtesy castle was a great place of historic importance and photograph well. The castle is not open until March but you can get a good view and a view from St Ann's hill. Only a few minutes walk from the town of midhurst

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Crawley, United Kingdom
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152 reviews 152 reviews
20 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Scenic ruins with good dog walks nearby and café. Also skirts the polo lawns so can be busy. Otherwise a great and free visit with our dogs enjoying the river.

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Brisbane, Australia
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37 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

Only open between April to Oct ?? for a walk around.. however a gorgeous backdrop for a winters walk around the grounds.

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Midhurst, United Kingdom
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67 reviews 67 reviews
25 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

Not much to see inside the ruins than you. Can see outside and it costs money. A beautiful place to visit for the circular walk from midhurst. Stop at the cowdray coffee shop and farm shop to browse and refresh yourself. Great walk with a dog. Visit midhurst for a pretty town with interesting shops.

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CowdrayHeritage, General Manager at Cowdray Castle, responded to this review

I'm glad that you enjoyed your walk around the ruins. Although we aren't open very often there is plenty to see inside, including the vaulted wine cellar, the beautiful 18th century plasterwork in the chapel and one of the country's few remaining authentic Tudor kitchens preserved in anything like its original condition. You can also climb the spiral staircase to... More 

Sussex
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78 reviews 78 reviews
34 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

An Elizabethan house burnt down in 1796 it remains an impressive ruin with enough standing to show what it origionally looked like. Limited opening but worth visiting, it stand impressively by the edge of Midhurst, near the car park

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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30 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

Make sure you check when it will be open again, as there is restoration work being carried out and it is not open to the public at present. Of course one can see it from the outside.

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Lewes, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

This is packed with info and has an amazing cafe and shop to browse in too for local organic goodies.

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New Haven
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59 reviews 59 reviews
8 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

Unfortunately only accessible several days a week, we were able to walk around the ruins of this once impressive castle to get an idea of the former glory. Definitely worth a stroll, open or not.

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Aldershot, United Kingdom
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122 reviews 122 reviews
77 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

The title 'Crowdray castle' is actually misleading becasue one of the first things you will be told is it isn't a castle.The attraction is open 1st June until 1st September and we came twice before to find it wasn't open then saw the notice about opening times yet some literature we had said it was open from May. We have... More 

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Bognor Regis, United Kingdom
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102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

On a lovely summer's day, lots of people hanging about, and it wasn't open!!! OK, it was a Monday. According to the signs, it opens Saturday and Sunday from 2pm to 4pm throughout the summer months. What a lost opportunity. It looks nice and interesting, in a lovely setting, with plenty of countryside around. Whether we will ever be in... More 

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