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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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Excellent backdrop to take pictures

Cowdray Castle is no longer and now it is ruins because it was partially destroyed by fire in 1793. Then again it never was really a Castle but a Tudor Courtier's Estate where... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 13, 2015
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Caterham
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30 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Cowdray Castle is no longer and now it is ruins because it was partially destroyed by fire in 1793. Then again it never was really a Castle but a Tudor Courtier's Estate where Elisabeth I stayed for a visit. Guy Fawkes used to work at the house as a footman before he ran off to London with the intention to... More 

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Hindhead, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Cowdray is next in importance to Hampton Court as a Tudor House although sadly most of it is a ruin following a devastating fire in 1793. However much remains to be seen especially the kitchen and tower. The site goes back some 800 years but in its heyday was host to Henry VIII and Elizabeth 1. This house is of... More 

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LOWESTOFT
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62 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 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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28 attraction reviews
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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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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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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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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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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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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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