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Free Castle

This is one of the best if not the best FREE Castle's we have visited, there is also a FREE... read more

Reviewed 19 August 2018
Dan B
Pershore, United Kingdom
Unusual castle site

Why is this castle unusual? Well, firstly it's built on a Roman fort (which explains the shape of... read more

Reviewed 11 July 2018
Exeter, United Kingdom
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18 Aug 2018
“Free Castle”
10 Jul 2018
“Unusual castle site”
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Reviewed 19 August 2018

This is one of the best if not the best FREE Castle's we have visited, there is also a FREE information leaflet to pick up while your there. Parts of the inner bailey wall are still there with a gateway through it leading to the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Dan B
Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile

Why is this castle unusual? Well, firstly it's built on a Roman fort (which explains the shape of its unusual outer enclosed areas). Secondly, the road cuts through the defensive enclosures and runs right through the middle of the site. The surviving stone tower and...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 27 January 2018 via mobile

An unusual Castle ruin - the outer walls are there in part, with the central Keep on a higher hill still in decent condition. Parking is not that easy - the little road to the Castle has parking spaces, but these are for the cottages,...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed 16 January 2018 via mobile

What a lovely little castle We went to a wasail the night before and every one walked up to the tower for the pagan celebrations So we went back the following day what a lovely little site plenty of information boards telling you the history...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Q9961UOdavids
Reviewed 9 June 2016

An English Heritage site and it's free which can't be bad. Just to get a plug in, why not join English heritage get free entry into all of their properties and help the preservation and up keep of these sites? This is worth a short...More

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank Ray J
Reviewed 27 May 2016

What a cool little experience! We stayed just up the road in Michaelchurch and happened to drive through Longtown on several occasions, on our way out to other visits. Eventually we decided to dip in and see the castle having past the sign a few...More

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank 290georger
Reviewed 17 May 2016

A small castle with a close-up view of the Black Mountains looming through the trees. Glimpse of the Inner Bailey with an apple tree in blossom through the archway in the outer wall. It only takes ten minutes to enjoy this castle. I can also...More

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank Anne M
Reviewed 11 October 2015

Interesting to read the information boards dotted around the grounds to understand more about the castle and village.

Date of experience: July 2015
Thank eihposnworb
Reviewed 6 September 2015

well worth the climb up the steps,dog friendly,fab views,worth a stop,tranquil place off beaten track.

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank bikerblob
Reviewed 6 August 2015 via mobile

We found this castle whilst on our way to the black mountains. The area is dog friendly which was great as we wouldn't have gone in otherwise. The castle is nothing like others we have visited previously, although it was viewed very quickly the grounds...More

Date of experience: August 2015
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