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Old Wardour Castle

Tisbury SP3 6RR, England
+44 1747 870487
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Lovely setting and an interesting ruin.

It is located well off the beaten track and, whilst not difficult to find, it is not totally... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
TJA950
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Gillingham, United Kingdom
Tucked away and a pretty backdrop for a picnic.

My second visit to this little gem of a castle ruin, tucked away in a beautiful and peaceful spot... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
veejaybee625
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Camberley, United Kingdom
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Set in the peaceful Wiltshire countryside beside a lake, Old Wardour Castle, near Tisbury was once one of the most daring and innovative homes in Britain. It was built in the 14th century as a lightly fortified luxury residence for comfortable living and lavish entertainment. Today the castle ruin provides a relaxed, romantic day out for couples, families and budding historians alike.
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  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
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Tisbury SP3 6RR, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago

It is located well off the beaten track and, whilst not difficult to find, it is not totally straightforward either. It is signed posted but I have to say that they could be much better and some junctions will confuse. There can be no denying...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

My second visit to this little gem of a castle ruin, tucked away in a beautiful and peaceful spot. We had a picnic on the grass outside the entrance to the castle - we brought our own as the ‘hut’ has mainly ice cream and...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The castle itself is impressive, but the setting is equally worth it. Beautiful grounds within the walls a surrounded by the pine woods and a fishing lake. Ideal for a picnic on a summers day.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An interesting trip around the ruins on a wet day, will come again and take the Audio Tour, another in English Heritage site well worth visiting, The road from the A350 is poorly maintained,so take care. It's worth it when you get there

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Location is not hard to find - Audio Guide available. Stunning scenery but no view to the new house Unless you climb to the top

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Enjoyed a couple of hours soaking up the scenery and learning about the history of the castle a fascinating visit

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Reviewed 15 April 2018

Stunning ruin, in lovely location. Provides a very good audio guide to talk you round the ruins and explain the history of the castle and the family.

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Reviewed 12 April 2018 via mobile

We went with two boys under 10 and had the audio guides. The whole tour took about an hour which was perfect and kept our boys entertained. It is in a beautiful spot and there is lots to look at. Would definitely recommend.

Thank Noreen W
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Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

We came here not knowing anything about the castle.. we purchased the guide, this castle has so much history and is still in pretty good shape, and it is nice to be able to walk around on our own to explore the castle and grounds

Thank Fawnze
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Reviewed 24 March 2018

At £5.50 per adult for admission and an audio guide, what is there to grumble about? Amazing castle, and the accompanying guide really brings the castle to life. Informative boards also help put the pieces together, the grotto is a bonus. Staff very friendly -...More

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James C
24 June 2017|
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Response from Tim G | Reviewed this property |
We've never had any problems. Check on the website to see if there are any restrictions. Some of the staircases are really steep and unsuited to dogs. The grounds are great though.
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lulusmom
8 November 2015|
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Response from Gail C | Reviewed this property |
Wilts & Dorset this is the bus company in Salsbury ,you could contact them xx
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