18 Best Castles and Palaces In Alton Barnes Near Me | Day Out With The Kids

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Best Castles and Palaces In Alton Barnes

We've rounded up the best castles and palaces in Alton Barnes in our quest to discover brilliant family attractions and places to visit near you. There are 18 Alton Barnes castles and palaces to pick from.Alternatively, why not explore some other sightseeing days out nearby, including museums and art galleries, or tourist attractions. Find the perfect places to go with your kids and get out on your next adventure!

All the castles and palaces we list are rated according to the ages they are suitable for, facilities and whether they are suitable for rainy days or best when the sun is shining.

Many of the places we list are historic or educational in nature and would be suitable for class trips or as ways to keep the learning up whilst having fun over the school holidays.

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Aerial view of Farleigh Hungerford Castle in Bath

Farleigh Hungerford Castle

  • Bath
  • Outdoor
  • Castles and Palaces

Farleigh Hungerford Castle is a partially ruined fortified mansion and gardens that was occupied for 300 years by the Hungerford family and today the...

Outside view of Highclere Castle in Newbury

Highclere Castle

  • Newbury
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Castles and Palaces

Highclere Castle is one of England's most beautiful Victorian Castles set and has a great backdrop too with 1,000 acres of spectacular parkland surro...

Aerial view of Old Wardour Castle in Salisbury

Old Wardour Castle

  • Salisbury
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Castles and Palaces

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...

Ruins of Nunney Castle

Nunney Castle

  • Nunney
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Castles and Palaces

Nunney Castle is a striking and picturesque moated castle, wich was built in the 1370s. Bring your little knights and princesses here to explore the...

Outside view of Winchester Castle and Great Hall

Winchester Castle and Great Hall

  • Winchester
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Castles and Palaces

Winchester Castle and Great Hall gives you and the kids a chance to visit one of the finest remaining medieval halls, which contains a replica of Kin...

Outside view of The Vyne in Basingstoke

The Vyne

  • Basingstoke
  • Outdoor
  • Castles and Palaces

The Vyne is a National Trust managed property with a house and gardens to explore plus a tearoom to enjoy but the children will want to visit for the...

Outside view of Berkeley Castle

Berkeley Castle

  • Berkeley
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Castles and Palaces

Berkeley Castle is England's oldest inhabited castle and most historic home. Over 24 generations of Berkeley's have transformed a savage Norman fortr...

Outside view of Blaise Castle and Play Area in Bristol

Blaise Castle and Play Area

  • Bristol
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Castles and Palaces

Blaise Castle and Play Area is a pretty magnificent park: 650 acre Grade II listed and Green Flag awarded. The play area is pretty special too, with...

People playing croquet at The Bishops Palace in Wells

The Bishop's Palace

  • Wells
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Castles and Palaces

Looking for a great day out? Head down to The Bishop’s Palace and Gardens in Wells, where you’ll feel like royalty for the day! Stroll through the RH...

Ceiling of Wells Cathedral

Wells Cathedral

  • Wells
  • Indoor
  • Castles and Palaces

Wells Cathedral is a living community of prayer and hospitality that also welcomes visitors of all ages and denominations to come and explore some fa...

Boys sword fighting at Oxford Castle Unlocked

Oxford Castle & Prison

  • Oxford
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Castles and Palaces

Travel back in time to Oxford Castle Unlocked: home to over 10 centuries of intrigue. This site is packed to the brim with history; where to start?!...

Outside view of Odiham Castle

Odiham Castle4 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Odiham
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Castles and Palaces

Odiham Castle  is known locally as King John's Castle Odiham Castle is located within a tranquil site adjacent to the Basingstoke Canal. The flint ru...

Blenheim Palace

Blenheim Palace

  • Woodstock
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Castles and Palaces

Dating back 300 years and packed full of games and play, Blenheim Palace is a World Heritage gem nestled in the rolling hills of Oxfordshire. Step do...

Chepstow Castle (Image credit: Chepstow Castle Facebook)

Chepstow Castle

  • Chepstow
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Castles and Palaces

Fancy becoming a brave knight for the day? Head over to Chepstow Castle in Chepstow, a fantastic castle that’s been standing for more than 6 centurie...

Outside view of Sudeley Castle in Winchcombe

Sudeley Castle5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Winchcombe
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Castles and Palaces

Dig out those crowns and channel royalty at Sudeley Castle. Home to historic figures and incredible natural beauty, it’s a fabulous spot for a full d...

Entrance sign to Caldicot Castle

Caldicot Castle

  • Caldicot
  • Indoor
  • Castles and Palaces

Visit Caldicot Castle in its beautiful setting of tranquil gardens and a wooded country park. Find out about its past with an audio tour, explore the...

Cannon at Yarmouth Castle

Yarmouth Castle

  • Yarmouth
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Castles and Palaces

Yarmouth Castle is a lovely little Tudor castle, set in a beautiful seaside town, with stunning views over the Solent available from this 16th centur...

View of Countryside from Goodrich Castle in Ross-on-Wye

Goodrich Castle

  • Ross-on-Wye
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Castles and Palaces

Goodrich Castle is considered one of the most majestic and best preserved of all English medieval castles, offering plenty in the way of rich history...

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