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Old Wardour Castle

SP3 6RR, England
01747 870487
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Ranked #26 of 147 attractions in Wiltshire
Type: Castles
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Essen, Germany
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11 attraction reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 16 November 2013

Old Wardour Castle is a ruin, but you can visit several rooms, even on the upper floors. I strongly recommend the audio guide which tells you lots and lots of interesting stories and gives information on the (sometimes only presumed) use of the different rooms. English Heritage members go free, visitors from overseas can use the Overseas Visitor Pass.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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8 attraction reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 12 November 2013

Lovely place to visit. Bit slippy underfoot in wet wether so be careful. Beautiful grounds, lovely castle ruin and grotto with hand held audio guides provided. Won't take too long to wonder around, make sure you see it all and take a look in nooks and crannies for a different (if not scary!) view. Would recommend.

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Wiltshire
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14 attraction reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 28 October 2013

This may be a small castle, but it was a great visit. Not only is the audio tour worthwhile, and the setting beautiful, the ability to climb up the battlements into the towers and gallery created interest and added enjoyment. Oh, and 'Robin Hood Prince of Thieves' opening sequence was filmed here, so you could imagine Kevin Costner being there... More

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Moree, Australia
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22 attraction reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 15 October 2013

Our first castle/ruin during our trip and it was beautiful. It was early morning and drizzling and for a while my partner and I were the only people there it was MAGIC. The road to get there is crazy but well worth it.

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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45 attraction reviews
Reviews in 54 cities Reviews in 54 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 29 September 2013

completely loved it here, cheapest ruin we have visited and the most interesting and exciting. we are already planning another visit. never seen so many nooks and crannies in a ruin, most of it is still standing, if it was whole and lived in, it would be my dream home. my son and partner loved it as well. the grotto... More

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Briarcliff Manor, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 September 2013

We visited Old Wardour castle on the recommendation of family members who have live in England. Soooo happy they suggested it. Not one of the more popular castle ruins which is why our visit was so enjoyable. No crowds. Excellent audio guide. Not terribly expensive. The grounds are lovely. Suitable for families, couples, really people of all ages. If you... More

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Auckland Central, New Zealand
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26 attraction reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 September 2013

It was recommended that we visit this castle. It is a ruin, very, very interesting and you can walk around inside, up at least one set of stairs to "experience" the castle. Some very interesting anecdotes are presented in the free audio guide you take with you. The 19th century building is okay but the castle is the key feature.... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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156 reviews 156 reviews
100 attraction reviews
Reviews in 65 cities Reviews in 65 cities
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 31 August 2013

We planned a trip to Old Wardour castle not entirely sure what we would find. The result, a truly magical castle unlike any other we have visited and one we'll definitely be returning to. The grounds and surrounding countryside are beautiful and we spent hours there. Yes it's a ruin but there is a lot of ruin to explore and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 26 August 2013 via mobile

Enjoyed a lovely afternoon at this beautiful castle. We enjoyed the audio tour of the site. A hidden gem. Great if you take a picnic and just relax on the grass overlooking the lake.

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northampton
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18 attraction reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 14 August 2013

This old castle is a gem which is Hidden (well hidden) in the wiltshire countryside. We took our 2 small children and they absolutely loved the place. There was plenty of space to run around as well as some stairs to climb and some history to learn about. This is a broken down castle, but it still has lots to... More

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