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A small piece of history...

Although very little remains the ruins lie in a pleasant grassy area with a view across the common... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
zuppinp3
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Sawston, United Kingdom
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Not a lot to see

There is so little left of the castle that it hardly merits a visit on its own but, with St... read more

Reviewed 28 June 2018
WorldVoyagerDorset
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Dorset UK
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2 weeks ago
“A small piece of history...”
28 Jun 2018
“Not a lot to see”
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Small delight of great interest adding character to place. Well worth a visit. Why not pop into a bakers shop, near by, & buy some saffron bread.

Thank hungryveganfamily
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Although very little remains the ruins lie in a pleasant grassy area with a view across the common and there are some good information boards in the vicinity. It's right next to the Museum and thankfully is accessible even when the museum isn't as we...More

Thank zuppinp3
Reviewed 12 July 2018

It is more of interest to students of history and maybe architecture if you can find some definition of a building amongst the stone. It is no more than a ruin and will remain so until more Car Parking space is required in this small...More

Thank robocop646
Reviewed 28 June 2018

There is so little left of the castle that it hardly merits a visit on its own but, with St Peter's, Fry Gallery and gardens nearby and the fascinating little streets of the ancient part of the town to walk through, you might as well...More

Thank WorldVoyagerDorset
Reviewed 30 April 2018

There really isn't much more to see than a pile of old flint, and even some of that is from the 18th century. Nothing to climb on or over and a fence all around. I'm sure it has historical significance but there really is nothing...More

Thank Malcolm M
Reviewed 26 April 2018

This castle is literally an old ruin. Some attempt is now being made to preserve it and I could see why. It is cordoned off since I doubt if it safe. the remains are that of an old Tudor keep which used to be surrounded...More

Thank Aussie135
Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

If you are into old ruins or history then this old castle maybe of interest to you with the museum next door and pleasant surrounding grounds but apart from reading the educational boards which give an interesting story of what once was.......please do not bother.A...More

1  Thank shane s
Reviewed 3 September 2017

We visited the museum and spied the castle remains while we were there. There's not much to see now but the information board was interesting. More suitable for you if you like remains of castles! And ideal if you are visiting the museum anyway.

Thank IanJulie2013
Reviewed 19 May 2017

At time of writing no access to the ruins themselves as they are undergoing renovation work, but you can view the exterior from behind a low fence. Even spending time to read the two information boards, you'd struggle to spend more than 5 minutes here,...More

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Thank JONATHAN B
Reviewed 18 May 2017

It's not the Tower of London, or even Castle Hedingham. But, having a bit of an OCD about castles and being unable to pass any opportunity to visit ancient fortifications by I paid a visit. It's just off the Market Square in any case so...More

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