Deddington Castle

Deddington Castle

Deddington Castle
3.5
Ancient Ruins • Points of Interest & Landmarks
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Anthony L
Norwich, UK37 contributions
Site of Deddington Castle
Sep 2020 • Couples
Mott and bailey earth works, built 1071 by the Bishop of Bayeaux.
The castle building fell into disrepair and were demolished around 1450
Since then the site has never been reused so it serves to reveal the setting and views.

English Heritage who own the site have erected message boards, and did some excavations in 1970.
This revealed the foundation of the main keep, which sadly instead of making safe and displaying, they have recovered in earth and grass.
Written September 26, 2020
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Leckford
Oxford, UK23 contributions
Peaceful and contemplative historic site
Aug 2020 • Family
Really enjoyed our trip to this atmospheric historic site. Some of the reviews criticise the castle as there is no castle. However, this is unfair: the site of the castle is clear, and the site is a great place for a peaceful and contemplative walk, or a walk with dogs. We circumnavigated the Castle first and then walked around the circumference of the top. There are great views and many different types of trees and plants and wildlife.
Written August 24, 2020
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Salcheltenham
Cheltenham, UK544 contributions
Dont bother visiting
Jul 2020
Very disappointing that there is actually no castle there at all. Just a field with a pleasant walk of about half a mile. We should have read about it first, then we would have known!
Written July 26, 2020
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Molly Doodle
Oxfordshire, UK9 contributions
There is nothing there
Sep 2019
I was looking through things to do near Banbury and decided on visiting Deddington Castle... but was disappointed that on arrival, there was no castle. It is not very informative in regards to the history, alas, it would be a nice place to walk your dogs.
Written September 15, 2019
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923Dan
Swindon, UK2,692 contributions
No castle remaining, but still a pretty & relaxing little picnic area
Aug 2019
Driving back through the Cotswolds, stopped off at Deddington Castle to stretch my legs and enjoy the fresh air.
Whilst there is no castle remaining, there are still the raised earthen works which provide a pretty & relaxing little picnic area with a few benches and info boards.
Small amount of parking.
No burger vans, toilets or tourist trappings - you can get those in the village a short walk away.
Nice way to spend a summers evening!
Written August 30, 2019
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Paul R
Wellingborough, UK648 contributions
A pleasant spot in which to imagine the past
Apr 2019 • Solo
Yes, imagination really is what you need at Deddington castle because all that you will see is an irregular ring of raised grassy banks, surrounding a lawn, which is currently in use as a park and football pitch.
However, Deddington is a lovely town, the park/castle is a green and tranquil spot and there are worse ways to spend half an hour than to wander around the erstwhile ramparts and conjour past glories in your mind. As ever, the informative and accessible noticeboards erected by English Heritage aid this feat of imagination greatly.
In any case, it's free to enter, so why not stop and stretch your legs in this pleasant and historic spot?
Written April 8, 2019
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Rev-Issy
Banbury, UK37 contributions
Misleading
Sep 2018 • Couples
There is no actual castle just a football ground where it was. But a good area for children to play. There are seats for people to sit on.
Written October 2, 2018
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Jo D
4 contributions
Visit during snow DEC 2017
Dec 2017 • Solo
I’ve grew up in Deddington and enjoyed my visit when it was snowing. I’d possibly not come here alone when it’s not busy there as it’s quite secluded.
Written January 1, 2018
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Peanut55
Kent, England42 contributions
where is the castle?
Oct 2017 • Couples
Visited here on the way back from husband's driving experience. We had a nice walk but sadly there was no castle at the end of it - not even the usual 'pile of rocks' that my husband calls the rundown buildings we seem to come across. There is a small plaque that identifies the location of the 'castle' but sadly really only a mound of earth and a large ditch to show for the walk.
Written October 16, 2017
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Sandpiper39
Bicester, UK144 contributions
No ruins here
Aug 2017 • Family
We stopped by with the hopeful prospect of seeing some remains of the castle. Unfortunately there were none. We took a short walk around the area which was pleasant enough.
Written August 22, 2017
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