Acton Burnell Castle

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Acton Burnell Castle
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Cecelia
Telford, UK73 contributions
Beautiful ruin
Apr 2021
We managed to go see this when no one else was there. Perfect photo opportunities.

Car park is small so have to be lucky I guess to get a spot.

There is a nearby public footpath for any walkers that takes you over through the fields. On a beautiful day it’s well worth it. The views are amazing.
Written 5 April 2021
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Clare C
Salford, UK315 contributions
Interesting
Oct 2020
We found the castle easy to find off the A49 as it was well sign posted. Interesting castle ruins with some information boards here, on the castles history.
Written 16 October 2020
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apophisguard
Stoke-on-Trent, UK1,083 contributions
It's okay, nothing particularly special.
Sep 2020
This is one of those places that's hard to review. It's a lovely ruin and well looked after, far enough away from civilisation to survive the ravages of the vandals and littering youth. That said, it's basically a shell of a building and there's not that much to see, it really is just four walls.

During my visit, another visitor who I assume is a local, tried to tell me that this was the location where the Magna Carta was signed - Errrr -WRONG! I'm pretty sure that was signed at Runnymede.

Car parking, a few places along the driveway leading to the castle.

Just one note - it can get boggy after wet weather.
Written 2 October 2020
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David
Minehead, UK24 contributions
Well worth a short visit
Sep 2020
Enjoyed re-visiting after several years. Well set out, reasonable car parking, adequate signs explaining what it is all about. Not really a Castle in the usual meaning of the word, more a very smart residence built with a view to being secure against wandering vagabonds, so not a scene of bloodshed and derring-do.
Un-manned so free entry and no 'facilities', nice for a picnic on a warm day.
Absence of toilets means only four stars!
Written 16 September 2020
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KevinRSheffield_UK
Sheffield, UK54 contributions
Charming Manor House Shell
Sep 2020
Charming shell of a semi-fortified manor house. Attractive pink stone. The information board shows an 18th century drawing which demonstrates that a several windows and sections of upper wall have been lost as the house was turned into agricultural buildings for a century or so.
Well signed off village main road, easy parking (but gates locked 'at dusk' which makes early evening visits a little tricky)
When you've seen it the adjacent church is a little gem
Written 8 September 2020
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Alan F
Runcorn, UK41 contributions
Short visit
Sep 2020
Very pleasant short visit. A place of hisroric interest and well worth spending a bit of time looking around
Written 6 September 2020
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Daveyk99
3 contributions
Day trip to Acton Burnell
Mar 2020 • Family
Easy to get to, free to go and a lovely area. No toilet facilities.
Kids played around the castle and learnt some stuff from the information boards. Then we went into the deer park and saw some deer... then up through some dense uphill woods, found the shell house, which was especially nice as the kids thought they found it themselves on their adventure!! Rolled down some big grassy slopes, played, pretended, got wet, muddy and had fun.
Written 5 March 2020
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Philip O
Shrewsbury, UK57 contributions
An Interesting Visit
Mar 2019
Great to walk around this old building.
However nothing else available here. But an Interesting place to visit for a couple of hours.
Written 8 February 2020
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2x2wheel
Toronto, Canada123 contributions
A great part of a day in the country.
Dec 2019
A great drive through the narrow country roads, a short distance off A49, but we found this castle on a cold foggy morning and once the fog cleared and the views were amazing. There was no one around this morning and we enjoyed the entire time to ourselves

Bring your walking shoes, the ground is soft and wet and parking could be a bit of a problem on a bust day
Written 1 December 2019
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Oldgoldwolf
Telford, UK270 contributions
A fantastic history.
Nov 2019 • Solo
What a fantastic history this fortified house has going back 800 years. Parliaments were held here a king stopped here and it’s free to enter. The church next door is an interesting visit too.
Written 17 November 2019
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