Old Wardour Castle

Old Wardour Castle, Tisbury: Hours, Address, Old Wardour Castle Reviews: 4.5/5

Old Wardour Castle
4.5
Historic Sites • Castles
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
Set in the peaceful Wiltshire countryside beside a lake, Old Wardour Castle, near Tisbury was once one of the most daring and innovative homes in Britain. It was built in the 14th century as a lightly fortified luxury residence for comfortable living and lavish entertainment. Today the castle ruin provides a relaxed, romantic day out for couples, families and budding historians alike.
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Shebamum2
12 contributions
Hidden Gem of a Castle
Sep 2021
Took a chance on visiting this place and didn't regret it. It was well out of the way but sat nav led us along the windy country roads right to it. It's in the most beautiful setting and there is enough of the castle still intact to allow for lots of exploring and tons of photo opportunities. It is spread over four floors but the climb is not for the fainthearted, especially coming down the winding spiral staircases. There are lots of open areas to enjoy too as well as a huge lake and walks. There is a small shop selling souvenirs and snack foods and public toilets are available too.
Written September 23, 2021
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travell_a_lot
Salisbury, UK939 contributions
Great Place for a Picnic
Aug 2021
Lovey sunny day so visited Old Wardour Castle a bit tucked away but worth the trouble. There are also walks nearby and a lake. The ruined castle and grotto are great fun to explore especially for boisterous children. Welcomed by enthusiastic greeter who pointed out interesting things about the castle and history although there are info board. Great place for a picnic. Toilets and small shop.
Written September 8, 2021
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Heather D
Lapworth, UK128 contributions
Worth visiting
Aug 2021
It is a tricky journey down narrow lanes to get to this castle but it is well worth it. We thought our grandchildren might be disappointed that it is a ruined castle but in fact they loved clambering up the winding staircases and calling out of the spectacular windows. The views were wonderful across the lake and surrounding countryside and the displays explained how the castle used to look and be used. This week we watched Robin Hood Prince of Thieves film and saw the castle many times as it was used a s a location for the film. There is a calm atmosphere here, with a small shop selling ice creams etc. We had a very enjoyable trip.
Written September 1, 2021
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80Shelley
Bristol, UK161 contributions
Stunning views
Aug 2021
Fantastic day out, lots to explore. I love that you have have a few floors to explore. The staff on the property are very knowledgeable and helpful.

Great for kids to explore, and also a great place to have a picnic.
Written August 23, 2021
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Lossboy
Lancashire, UK170 contributions
Worth a visit if you are in the area.
Aug 2020
To get to Old Wardour Castle you have to drive down some narrow country lanes.

Old Wardour is set in lovely picturesque surroundings, the remaining part of the castle is quite intact and good to walk around, with numerous information boards all around.
Worth a trip if you in the area.
Written July 30, 2021
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BaldockJambo
Baldock, UK38 contributions
Very nice afternoon visit
Jun 2021 • Couples
Very old castle in a very beautiful place. We had a really nice afternoon there, well worth a visit. It is quite a trek off the main road but worth it
Written July 30, 2021
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Michał P
Oxford, UK8 contributions
Beautiful and very much worth a visit
Jul 2021
We visited Old Wardour with our dog and very much enjoyed our time there. It is a beautiful castle where tourists (and their dogs) are allowed to climb up the floors and really get a feel for the place. The multiple information boards also contain fun game ideas for children so we would very much recommend the Old Wardour for parents looking for entertaining ways to spend time with their kids. (The vast grounds are also a perfect place for a picnic.) Definitely a hidden gem of the area!
Written July 25, 2021
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LightAleCavalier
Lancashire719 contributions
Not easy to find but well worth the effort
Jun 2021
The castle is located in a network of narrow roads and is not perfectly signposted until you get near.
Having got there your patience is well rewarded - the castle was built as a home rather than a defensive structure. In a beautiful setting the remains are well looked after and managed by English Heritage.
Overall a very good visit.
Written July 23, 2021
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Jessica N
2 contributions
Amazing visit
Jul 2021 • Friends
I work for English Heritage and I cannot praise the staff at Old Wardour highly enough. Immediately upon our arrival we were greeted with warm smiles and told about the history of the site, how to navigate around, what COVID measures were still in place, and the two guys who were on today we so lovely and friendly. I’ll definitely be back!
Written July 16, 2021
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S2701RVdiana
Chelmsford, UK60 contributions
Worthy of stop off
Jul 2021
Despite having on line booking problems we were allowed to enter as it was not too busy - so thanks for that as it was difficult to locate.
Lovely grounds well kept and quite a lot of the castle remains. Great views and walking area around.
Written July 12, 2021
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