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Old Wardour Castle

Closed Now: 10:00 - 18:00
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Beautiful Castle and Peaceful Site

The Old Wardour Castle is a little bit tricky to find but its worth trying. The landscape is very... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Roberto C
London, United Kingdom
A fantastic castle ruin

We spent a very enjoyable afternoon here walking round the castle. Although some of it is in ruin... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Somerset, United Kingdom
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  • Average4%
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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...more
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Tisbury SP3 6RR, England
+44 1747 870487
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 10 October 2015 via mobile

Old Wardour Castle is slightly difficult to find but once you pick up the brown English Heritage signs just follow them and arrive at a small car park below the castle. The castle is a real maze for kids and adults and is well cared...More

3  Thank AJJL1978
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 1 April 2013

As I read the other reviews giving high praise here, I can't help but think I must be missing something... The castle is literally nothing at all but a shell and its expensive to get in (£15 for four non-members). There's nothing at all to...More

2  Thank AndyE292
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The Old Wardour Castle is a little bit tricky to find but its worth trying. The landscape is very peaceful and romantic. We went on November so it wasn't the busy holiday season. It was raining at first but the sky opened up and the...More

Thank Roberto C
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We spent a very enjoyable afternoon here walking round the castle. Although some of it is in ruin it was great to be able to climb almost to the top of other parts. Very friendly man in the shop too. We will definitely be back...More

Thank janebL3819NG
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice castle to explore in English Countryside. Bit of a nightmare road to get there as not used to such narrow roads but once there it s a lovely tranquil place. Helpful staff and nice ruins.

Thank Linda D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It’s a real nice tranquil place stopped in history and lots to explore its a real nice way to spend an afternoon shame that refreshments are limited and the roads to get there are narrow with passing places

Thank paulivemy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Never been to Wiltshire before, but wow there are some fabulous places to visit. Originally went to Stonehenge the day before and joined the National Heritage Trust, and decided to check out some of the other places in the great book that came with membership....More

Thank Can_Solo666
Reviewed 15 October 2018 via mobile

My daughter and I discovered this gem for a recommendation from our B&B host nearby in Tisbury. Not far from Shaftesbury in Dorset Country on the edge of Wiltshire. Set in the beautiful country side of Southwest England. Very responsible fee. The day we were...More

Thank lrp27
Reviewed 14 October 2018

We visited Wardour Castle recently and enjoyed our visit. It is quite a simple ruin but interesting. A good place for children to visit as they can explore freely and lots of places to run around.

Thank 788alanp
Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

A great place to adventure with access to most of the ruins: up stone spiral staircases, rooms with amazing views. Kids loved the freedom they had. Just stand still and drink in the atmosphere. Or run around imagining medieval life is going on around you....More

Thank TheHolyHaddok
Reviewed 19 September 2018

I recently found myself in the vicinity of Old Wardour Castle; a quick “google” told me it wasn’t expensive to get in, the photo’s I’d seen made it feel like a place worth a visit, and so off we went. Now, the drive to it...More

Thank SarahCB99
Reviewed 4 September 2018

This is a beautiful peaceful place to visit. Its access down narrow lanes with limited parking ensure that you never feel crowded by selfie -stick wielding tourists shouting some impenetrable tongue. I love it here but ...... The E.Heritage website says that there are separate...More

Thank Richard A
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Response from Ann B | Reviewed this property |
Yes on sale in the shop
James C
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Response from TimG1799 | 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.