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It's not much of a castle

There really isn't much more to see than a pile of old flint, and even some of that is from the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Malcolm M
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Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
The runins of an old tudor castle

This castle is literally an old ruin. Some attempt is now being made to preserve it and I could see... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Aussie135
,
London, United Kingdom
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4 weeks ago
“The runins of an old tudor castle”
11 Feb 2018
“With respect,not much to see here.”
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
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Castle Hill, Saffron Walden, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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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

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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
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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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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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Reviewed 11 May 2017

It is what it is, but was only of fleeting interest because I could learn a little about its history from the descriptive boards in the castle & museum grounds. Renovation works are in process on the side. Of far greater interest is the parish...More

Thank Graham A
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Reviewed 4 January 2017

A quiet spot to take a picnic or for a brief rest after a visit to the museum. Not much to see but a taste of how old the area is.

Thank carotyr
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Reviewed 12 October 2016

There's not much left of this once grand medieval castle (12th century) but it's free to visit and a nice place to kill some time. Plus, it's very close to the Saffron Walden museum so you can kill two birds with one stone.

1  Thank Marty B
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Reviewed 11 June 2016

It's a ruin of a once rather splendid Norman fortification, but you'll need you imagination to conjure up those days! Not a lot to do but if you are interested in history it's just a short walk away from the main town and worth looking...More

Thank LucyA1001
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