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Old Wardour Castle

Tisbury SP3 6RR, England
+44 1747 870487
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A romantic ruin in a great setting

Don't be put off by the very narrow roads on approach, it is worth it. It is a very compact ruin in... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Cath R
Kent, United Kingdom
via mobile
beautiful remains of a glorious castle!

We visited this castle on a sunny Sunday, and I have to say it was beautiful. Very interesting... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Bournemouth, England, United Kingdom
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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 living and lavish entertainment. Today the castle ruin provides a relaxed, romantic day out for couples, families and budding historians alike.
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  • Very good30%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Tisbury SP3 6RR, England
+44 1747 870487
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Don't be put off by the very narrow roads on approach, it is worth it. It is a very compact ruin in a lovely setting, backed by a wood, and facing a lake. Audio guides on the history are available to guide you around the...More

Thank Cath R
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited this castle on a sunny Sunday, and I have to say it was beautiful. Very interesting (make sure you take the audio guide which is included in the cost of the visit), it is fascinating to imagine life back in the days! Nice...More

Thank OJG2013
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

beautiful setting was so peaceful had options for guide book or audio tour. Dog friendly. Walks in the surrounding area once visit to castle had finished.

Thank pearce60
Reviewed 6 September 2017

One of my most favourite places, I grew up near here and came here a lot, walking and riding in the woods behind the castle. Lovely walks in the woods behind the castle and hidden gems, Keep a look out!

Thank Rose P
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Interesting English Heritage Castle that has been used as a film location. Good for children, well woth a visit.

Thank 731robin
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

Visited the castle on quite a dull day. The car park was quite and so was inside. The road up to the castle is single track and tricky at times but fine for cars. There is a lovely lake next to the castle which on...More

Thank firework_223
Reviewed 5 September 2017

A great place to visit if you are down this way, really nice grounds. The castle its self is unique and has beautiful views the staff are very friendly and they have audio guides

Thank IntrepidMike
Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

Very picturesque and well worth a visit. Dog friendly and a great picnic area. A few mile from main road but signposted at each junction.

Thank jackrascal
Reviewed 31 August 2017

Confession - only only the wish list to visit as it was used in Prince of Thieves, well worth the trip. Access to the castle is down some pretty narrow lanes, a test of nerve for some drivers but as long as you take it...More

Thank traff58
Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

Our kids always complain when we head out to castles. And yet they always love the hide and seek, the running around ruins, exploring rooms and dark spiral staircases! Same at Wardour, were on the Summer Aug Bank Holiday the staff laid on plenty of...More

Thank JimmyJam75
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James C
25 June 2017|
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Response from Tim G | 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.
9 November 2015|
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Response from Gail C | Reviewed this property |
Wilts & Dorset this is the bus company in Salsbury ,you could contact them xx