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Old Wardour Castle

Salisbury, Wiltshire, England

  • Aerial view of Old Wardour Castle in Salisbury
  • Looking up in Old Wardour Castle at Salisbury
  • Outside view of Old Wardour Castle in Salisbury

Attraction Information

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Suitable for all ages

Venue type: Indoor, Outdoor

Come and explore Old Wardour Castle!

An audio tour, which is thoughtfully included in the ticket price, tells of Old Wardour's eventful past and the fighting it saw during the Civil War. The badly damaged castle became a fashionable romantic ruin, and in the 18th century was incorporated into the landscaped grounds of the New Wardour House. This bit however is not managed by English Heritage and no public access is permitted to New Wardour House or grounds. Nice to look at though!

Today, visitors can still climb the turrets and even imagine themselves as extras in the Hollywood blockbuster movie, Robin Hood Prince of Thieves, part of which was filmed here, which is a good excuse to watch it again!

Children will love to explore the grotto and the castle rooms, climbing the circular stairs to the top where you can see for miles, across the lake and surrounding countryside. There's plenty of space for children to play or for picnics under the cover of the age old trees. See if the kids can find the rather special grotto which was made from stones from the original castle building!

Seasonal events held here throughout the year include Spooky Halloween Special, Christmas Wreath Making Workshop and other family oriented fun days usually held in the major school holidays, so it's worth using our link to keep an eye on what's coming up!

Facilities

  • Restaurant Onsite Restaurant Onsite
  • Toilets Available Toilets Available
  • Baby Changing Available Baby Changing Available
  • Disabled Toilets Available Disabled Toilets Available
  • Parking Available On-site Parking Available On-site

Getting There and Contact Information

Address

Near Tisbury, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP3 6RR, England

Contact

Click here to visit Old Wardour Castle's website
0870 333 1181

Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

Easter - October
Please see website for details

Pricing

General Admission
Adults: £5.40
Kids (5-15): £3.20
Concessions: £4.90
Family (2 adults, 3 kids): £14.00

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