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Donnington Castle

Castle Lane, Newbury RG14 2LE, England
+44 370 333 1181
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Nice little castle

Only the gatehouse remains and some foundations but it's a lovely little site with a nice view and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
210markd
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Brisbane
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Superb Gatehouse

We visited Donnington Castle on Tuesday 26 June, and although it has just the gatehouse left it’s... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
scgrantham
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Greater London, United Kingdom
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“nice walk” (17 reviews)
“car park” (23 reviews)
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Castle Lane, Newbury RG14 2LE, England
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"english civil war"
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"nice walk"
in 17 reviews
"car park"
in 23 reviews
"nice place for a picnic"
in 3 reviews
"hill overlooking"
in 3 reviews
"english heritage"
in 8 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 19 reviews
"steeped in history"
in 4 reviews
"great place to walk"
in 4 reviews
"lots of history"
in 4 reviews
"picnic lunch"
in 3 reviews
"the pub"
in 5 reviews
"shaw house"
in 3 reviews
"sunny day"
in 5 reviews
"gatehouse"
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"ruins"
in 47 reviews
"tower"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Only the gatehouse remains and some foundations but it's a lovely little site with a nice view and forest on three sides. The trails around are popular with joggers and dog walkers. It's free. I'm only giving four stars because you don't get to climb...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited Donnington Castle on Tuesday 26 June, and although it has just the gatehouse left it’s beautiful to think it dates back so many many years ago, it was destroyed by the Civil War. The entrance with its gates are quite impressive. All around...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Charming gatehouse of a castle which was once besieged during the English Civil War. No access inside the actual building, but the foundations of the main castle still remain. Superb views of the surrounding area.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful Monday morning dog walk was finished of nicely with a fab breakfast in the dog friendly Donnington Castle pub. Dogs are restricted to a certain area inside but this is still great for dog owners. The pub is adjacent to the cricket ground in...More

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Reviewed June 9, 2018 via mobile

They are impressive towers, but are ruins - not to be mistaken for a castle. In reading recommendations we took our picnic with us. Fantastic views and perfect spot to recharge.

Thank Diane G
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Reviewed June 8, 2018

We drove up from Newbury via a single track road that has speed ramps every 30 metres. Lots of dog walkers parked in the small car park at the bottom of the hill who were using the various paths around the castle. The grass around...More

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Reviewed May 29, 2018

The castle may have been impressive at some point in time but now, there’s not much to see. Not worth a detour.

Thank EBen16
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Reviewed May 6, 2018

It is worth a look if only for the views and the exercise of climbing the rough path to the remains of the Keep, which you are barred from entering. It is not thought evoking and certainly not tranquil with the constant hum of traffic...More

Thank DordieBowers
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Reviewed May 5, 2018

I used to come to Donnington Castle as a child. Our family would while away many an hour enjoying a picnic amidst the castle ruins. Today, I returned to Donnington Castle, having not visisted in years. It was a trip down memory lane. Up a...More

Thank Monsieurslinky
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Reviewed April 25, 2018

The striking 13th century castle ruin is a grade 1 listed site and has lovely views around of the surrounding countryside. The car park at the bottom of the hill is large and free. But apart from that, there's not much else. The paths were...More

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