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Old Wardour Castle

Tisbury SP3 6RR, England
+44 1747 870487
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Sunday 26 November 17, my husband and I visited Old Wardour Castle under the care of the English... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Carol B
Birmingham, United Kingdom
The history we discovered

It is a while since we visited but it was a great experience, we went with family, the children... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Sue S
Newcastle-under-Lyme, United Kingdom
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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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  • Very good29%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Tisbury SP3 6RR, England
+44 1747 870487
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Sunday 26 November 17, my husband and I visited Old Wardour Castle under the care of the English Heritage. Beautifully sited beside a lake, it is a hexagonal tower house ranged around a central courtyard and its design is unique to England. Substantially updated by...More

Thank Carol B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is a while since we visited but it was a great experience, we went with family, the children were quite young, however we all had audio imformation through headphones and every ones interest was kept to the end of the tour. We all learnt...More

Thank Sue S
Reviewed October 28, 2017 via mobile

With a winding drive on very narrow lanes ypu think you are way off track. But when you slowly descend a small hill and see the castle you know it's worth it. It is well looked after with lovely staff. The atmosphere is haunting (especially...More

Thank tara p
Reviewed October 27, 2017 via mobile

Great ruined castle. Beautiful setting, glorious walks around the castle and you can explore every inch. Lots of staircases to climb and rooms to poke about in, giving stunning views over the surrounding countryside. AND the dog could come too. We all had a lovely...More

Thank Anna P
Reviewed October 26, 2017 via mobile

Had a beautiful sunny day yesterday, it’s only 45 minutes from our place. The road to get in there is extraordinary scenery, which so colourful leaves 🍁, and you will feel to imagine how people live in the castle use the roads to get in...More

Thank laylaneir
Reviewed October 24, 2017

My son and I thoroughly enjoyed visiting here in the summer. They had activities for the children although mine was too shy to join in but it looked a great selection of activities. We enjoyed climbing the ruins and sitting in the sunshine. Very windy...More

Thank Jo S S
Reviewed October 21, 2017 via mobile

A bit difficult to reach along single track farm roads but a good ruin offering the chance to climb and explore the many remaining nooks and crannies. Good views as well and would make a brilliant picnic spot in the sunshine

Thank Kath M
Reviewed October 13, 2017 via mobile

Don't be put off by the very narrow roads on approach, it is worth it. It is a very compact ruin in a lovely setting, backed by a wood, and facing a lake. Audio guides on the history are available to guide you around the...More

Thank Cath R
Reviewed October 9, 2017

We visited this castle on a sunny Sunday, and I have to say it was beautiful. Very interesting (make sure you take the audio guide which is included in the cost of the visit), it is fascinating to imagine life back in the days! Nice...More

Thank OJG2013
Reviewed September 21, 2017

beautiful setting was so peaceful had options for guide book or audio tour. Dog friendly. Walks in the surrounding area once visit to castle had finished.

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James C
June 24, 2017|
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Response from Tim G | Reviewed this property |
We've never had any problems. Check on the website to see if there are any restrictions. Some of the staircases are really steep and unsuited to dogs. The grounds are great though.
November 8, 2015|
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Response from Gail C | Reviewed this property |
Wilts & Dorset this is the bus company in Salsbury ,you could contact them xx