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Old Wardour Castle

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I will go back

I recently found myself in the vicinity of Old Wardour Castle; a quick “google” told me it wasn’t... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Wonderful but could be better

This is a beautiful peaceful place to visit. Its access down narrow lanes with limited parking... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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“civil war”(15 reviews)
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
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Reviewed yesterday

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 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having been members of English Heritage for some time and not fully taken advantage of our membership my husband and I decided to make the most of the good weather and headed to Old Wardour Castle and what a delight it was! It was still...More

Thank TravellerDevizes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This castle had to have been the best part of our family vacation thus far. My 13 year old son who wants nothing other than his video games had the time of his life running through the entire castle and all its hidden rooms. My...More

Thank Christopher P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed it here. We got here a just as it was opening on a Sunday morning. There were only a handful of people so was very peaceful. We took our little dog with us and she loved it. Well behaved dogs are allowed...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Conserved Ruin you can go up to the top and admire amazing views They are putting on kids events for the school holiday Stunning banqueting house Good loos

Thank David W
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Maybe it's because we went in August. A great destination for families only, not for anyone else - unless you're idea of down time resembles a day sitting in a primary school playground. If it is you are in for a great treat. Our picnic...More

Thank Heyho2010
Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

This Castle is a hidden gem! My wife and I exchanged views with the satnav several times as we explored the lanes of Wiltshire but it is well worth the effort. The Castle is full of history having been besieged successfully twice in the English...More

Thank Lawrence S
Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

It is a lovely old castle with some stunning views over the lake and well kept grounds. Unfortunately for our visit it was wet but it didn't stop us exploring. Plenty if open space (if it was sunny, very good for a picnic) English heritage...More

Thank Tourist588663
Reviewed 12 August 2018

Hidden away along some very narrow country roads, this is a lovely place for an afternoon out. Take a picnic if the weather’s good, lovely spot to sit and plenty of running space to wear the kids out. A good climbing castle with the required...More

Thank Sandra M
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16 July 2018|
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Response from Ann B | Reviewed this property |
Yes on sale in the shop
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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.