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Excellent for a free historical building

Interesting old ruin with free entry. More to see here than we were expecting and some good... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
Beautiful ruins of one of the most important Marcher castles of Medieval England

This castle is a must for anyone that has an interest in the Mortimer family. The castle is now in... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Interesting old ruin with free entry. More to see here than we were expecting and some good descriptive boards on site. Check the exact location beforehand. Free parking available nearby.

Thank Angu5
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This castle is a must for anyone that has an interest in the Mortimer family. The castle is now in ruins but the information boards give you an idea of what the castle would have looked like. The views are spectacular.

Thank Andy_Ward186368
Reviewed 1 October 2018

Parked in Wigmore village and walked up to castle via the churchyard. Uneven paths so would advise you wear stout footwear. Very overgrown in places and some very narrow and steep paths in woodland surrounding the castle. Cannot get to top tower as it is...More

Thank Janet H
Reviewed 28 September 2018

we are in our very ,very late 70s, but well worth the walk, even in the rain, so disappointed that E.H, can't find the money to restore the steps to to the "high tower"', they DO have the money in hand to do this !...More

1  Thank artmarketing
Reviewed 25 August 2018

We stopped off here on the way back from visiting Stokesay Castle. You can't park near it & have to walk quite a way to get there but glad we did. There was a lot more of the castle left than I was expecting, although...More

Thank Dan B
Reviewed 11 August 2018

Friday 27th July 18, My husband and I drove to the village of Wigmore, where we parked our car at the village hall and put on our walking boots, as we were going to visit Wigmore Castle under the care of The English Heritage. Hidden...More

2  Thank Carol B
Reviewed 31 May 2018 via mobile

Wigmore Castle dates back to just after the Norman invasion, was extensively expanded during the following centuries before being deliberately ruined by its Parliamentarian owners to prevent the Royalists using it at the start of the Civil War. Due to its extended private ownership until...More

Thank 865nicki
Reviewed 24 May 2018

Wigmore Castle is one of those unregarded little havens of tranquility away from the crowds that seek out the more glamorous attractions. It is managed by the English Heritage but is. for all intents and purposes, open to the general public at any reasonable time...More

1  Thank ESP2006
Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

Beautiful castle ruins with several information boards giving plenty of information. Short walk up from the village, not suitable for wheelchairs. Walking around the castle in the, deliberately left to nature woodland, gives a fantastic view of the castle through the trees. The views from...More

Thank Paul L
Reviewed 10 January 2018

I was passing through the area and just had to visit the castle ruins! This is a free to enter English Heritage site and it's most certainly a hidden gem. Parking is very limited and you actually park in the village hall car park and...More

Thank Eccentric87
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