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Cowdray Castle

River Ground Stables | Cowdray Park, Easebourne, England
01730 810781
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Ranked #1 of 1 attractions in Easebourne
Type: Castles
Owner description: Cowdray is one of England’s most important early Tudor houses. This visitor attraction, visited by Queen Elizabeth I and King Henry VIII, was... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Brisbane, Australia
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68 reviews 68 reviews
15 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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34 reviews 34 reviews
16 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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59 reviews 59 reviews
24 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 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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102 reviews 102 reviews
19 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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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57 reviews 57 reviews
8 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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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96 reviews 96 reviews
61 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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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Bromsgrove, United Kingdom
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45 helpful votes 45 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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Midhurst, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2012

Its a very little to see of the castle, but you can have a good walk around the grounds and see cowdray park.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012

Its a beautiful place to walk and enjoy the countryside. Easily accessible from town. A beautiful place for a wedding we attended

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