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Address: River Ground Stables | Cowdray Park, Easebourne, England
Phone Number: 01730 810781
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Cowdray is one of England’s most important early Tudor houses. This visitor...

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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Lovely castle

Although closed in winter, it's still well worth a visit. Free to visit and you can still see virtually everything by walking around the outside. Best to park either In the pay... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 15, 2016
Derek E
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Gosport, United Kingdom
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Suffolk, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We came here and were disappointed to hear that the castle was closed and only open at the weekend. However we got talking to one of the lovely ladies (both really nice) and because we were only there for the day they allowed us to go and look. It is really well worth seeing the gist for this attraction is... More 

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Thank Lesley N
United Kingdom
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95 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A must visit for anyone passing through West Sussex, along with a walk in the parks and then coffee or lunch at the Cowdrey Farm Shop Café!

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Thank nomadwithpen
haslemere
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51 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have lived in the area for over 30 years and am ashamed to say I have never visited this until today. Walked along from the farm shop to discover it was the last day it is open this season (very sad); the ladies were a delight and so enthusiastic, the audio guides were brilliant as we're all the highly... More 

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Thank magwaqone
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96 reviews
79 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We parked in a nearby car park in the town centre (40p for 2 hours) and walked a few minutes across the field. Entrance was £16 for 4 of us which included an audio guide. Despite being a ruin you really appreciate the scale of the place. There is a video presentation to watch and the Tudor kitchen is in... More 

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Thank Stuart C
London, United Kingdom
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237 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you have time, go here but look up opening times as when we got there it was closed but we did manage to walk around it, dont think I would pay to go in to see it as not much to see inside.

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Thank Vebs32
Gosport, United Kingdom
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349 reviews
121 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016 via mobile

Although closed in winter, it's still well worth a visit. Free to visit and you can still see virtually everything by walking around the outside. Best to park either In the pay and display car park on the edge of the town, or for free on the high street than walk over.

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Thank Derek E
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015 via mobile

Although it is closed on winter, it is still worth a visit. There are two parking lots in Midhurst, the first two hours are free, and the recommended walk around the town, Cowdray and the Norman castle takes less than that.

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Thank Rui S
Durban, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

We spotted the castle while driving through Midhurst so turned around and and went back to the parking in the town (which was free). The castle is visible and stand out imposing itself across the fields. We strolled across the field following the path. You can imagine that this shell was splendid in its time. A lot of the facade... More 

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Caterham
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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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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 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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