Old Wardour Castle

Castle in Gloucester

Wardour Castle From The N
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The unusual hexagonal ruins of Old Wardour Castle stand serenely in their lakeside setting, protected by acres of wood. But their beguiling scene of rural tranquillity masks a bloodthirsty past – a terrible battle was fought here in 1643 when Parliamentarian forces besieged the castle for several weeks. By the time the occupants surrendered, the damage to the castle was extensive; an audio tour brings to life the castle’s long history. Today, surrounded by landscaped grounds which include an elaborate rockwork grotto, Old Wardour is a picturesque location for picnics and a relaxing day out. Wedding venue.

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Visiting Old Wardour Castle


10am-6pm Apr-Sep, 10am-4pm Oct, 10am-4pm Sat & Sun Nov-Mar


adult/child £5.40/3.20

Address: Old Wardour Castle, Tisbury, Salisbury, UK
Duration: 2 hours

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