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The NT site could do with adding information boards with an explanation. We thought it... read more

Reviewed 1 July 2018
Wigan, United Kingdom
via mobile
What a sad place

I know that it was mainly destroyed by Oliver and his buddies, but the Victorians didn't help... read more

Reviewed 21 May 2018
dick h
Derby, United Kingdom
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Milford Rd, Duffield DE56 4DW, England
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Reviewed 1 July 2018 via mobile

The NT site could do with adding information boards with an explanation. We thought it pointless.... we only called there on passing so hadn’t read up, thinking that info would be available. Nothing other than the sign at the bottom.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Judge866
Reviewed 21 May 2018

I know that it was mainly destroyed by Oliver and his buddies, but the Victorians didn't help matters by trying to recreate its base with a few huge stones. Yes it gives and idea of the floorplan of the castle - or does it? we...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank dick h
Reviewed 24 April 2018

There's very little to look at left of Duffield Castle, but the place has a wonderful history that is worth looking in to. It's not the easiest of places to find, and the steps are quite steep when you eventually locate it. Don't go unless...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank KevinSadler2364
Reviewed 12 February 2018

A prior review states that it is advisable to read up on Duffield Castle before you visit and this is excellent advice, for there really is not that much to see and it does require you to implement a degree of imagination, along with the...More

Date of experience: February 2018
3  Thank Christopher D
Reviewed 2 November 2017

There's not a whole lot to see here, a raised platform with some very low walls (a stone or two high). However... If you're local and you know what you're looking at (do some research first) it's well worth a visit. You do get some...More

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank Alfred A
Reviewed 22 June 2017

I have lived near here for most of my life and it has only recently become well known. Nice for a quiet few moments but the castle itself is long gone. Destroyed by Henry III at the same time as Tutbury. Read up on it,and...More

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank Jed B
Reviewed 20 April 2017

You climb all the steps to the top of the mound to see what - hardly anything really. For somewhere that claims to have been important, there is hardly anything to see, no walls or anything.

Date of experience: September 2016
1  Thank DerbyshireAlan
Reviewed 6 December 2016

The title says it all, not that much to see of the remains of the Castle, no information board telling you anything about the site (apart from at entrance to steps leading up to site).

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank johnhp702
Reviewed 15 November 2016

We went to see Duffield Castle as it had been billed as one of England's largest 13th century castles and was illustrated by a photograph of rose covered arches with a tower in the background. Unfortunately, it was very different in reality. We struggled to...More

Date of experience: October 2016
1  Thank PinkFlamingoJM
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