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King John of the Magna Carta Lived here.

A hike to get in on level ground along a canal. Excellent interpretation. Nice to learn the history... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
dominicanEdmonton
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Sherwood Park
Interesting ruin

If you like this sort of thing its an interesting albeit small ruin. Massive walls, interesting... read more

Reviewed 10 May 2018
Josephine R
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Appledore, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A hike to get in on level ground along a canal. Excellent interpretation. Nice to learn the history and circumstance. Well kept.

Thank dominicanEdmonton
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

worth a look if your in the area just off the towpath of the Basingstoke canal at north warnborough follow signpost.

Thank Sharon B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We've visited King Johns Castle many times. Just to look around and once when there was a special festival to commemorate the time when King John walked from there to Runnymede to sign the Magna Carta in 1215

Thank Shannah E
Reviewed 19 June 2018

Although we have so many National Trust properties and so many registered historic sites throughout our beautiful country, I must say that the Odiham Castle stands out in my mind; perhaps because we live close by, not sure! Odiham Castle lies on the Basingstoke Canal...More

1  Thank Haig A
Reviewed 6 June 2018

Visited when walking along the canal path; easy, safe access; small ruin with adequate signing, especially helpful for visitors to the area; small grass area for picnics; excellent for photography;

Thank seahorse2017
Reviewed 10 May 2018

If you like this sort of thing its an interesting albeit small ruin. Massive walls, interesting history which is adequately noted by the local council. On a sunny day, pack a picnic, park in North wanborough and wander along the canal to the castle. Pretty...More

3  Thank Josephine R
Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

Not worth planning your day around however a nice walk down the canal will lead you to this castle- lovely to sit down and watch the sunset

Thank strawberries342
Reviewed 8 April 2018

A good spot to see and read about a little local history while walking alongside the historic Basingstoke canal. The castle itself has been restored by Hampshire CC, and provides an insight into life here in the C12/13 centuries. The castle is located right next...More

1  Thank LindiBoy2
Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

I often visit odiham as I have relatives that live in Hook. Although the castle is quite small it’s free to look around and in a really nice area. The castle is right next to a canal that runs all the way from Greywell into...More

1  Thank 146tomm
Reviewed 3 April 2018

Very good descriptive boards setting out the castle's central role in Plantagenet England. Fascinating and atmospheric.

Thank mjgr
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