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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.
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
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
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
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
I was hesitant at visiting Wigmore, its free but there was just not much on here about it, i thought it won't be anything special then?. Firstly imagine a derelict castle, left to ruin with trees/plants and general foliage growing, designated and kept walkways in...More
We parked up, the Mrs decided to stay in the car so I took our 3 and 7 year olds on a mission to find the castle - I had no recollection of ever having been before (but maybe I had, who knows?). Anyway, it...More
After a long walk in a picturesque countryside, you come across the ruins of this castle. Amazing!
When you get right to the top you can see for miles. Whilst at the very top we saw dark clouds rolling in, carrying rain with it. Stunning....More
I visited the castle in Sept 2016 as I had wanted to do for quite some time. My friend had a 'gammy knee' I had a 'gammy hip' but were determined to do it! It wasn't so bad. We could not manage the very lest...More