Old Wardour Castle

Old Wardour Castle

Last Updated on February 21, 2024 by Suzy

Things to do at Old Wardour Castle review

Old Wardour Castle is an English Heritage property located near Tisbury, Wiltshire. It is a ruined 14th-century castle at Wardour set beside a lake in the county’s countryside.

The castle was once one of the most daring and innovative homes in Britain. It was built as a lightly fortified residence for comfortable living and lavish entertainment. It was the inspiration for the castle featured in the Kevin Costner film ‘Robin Hood, Prince of Thieves’.

Children will love exploring the grotto and the castle rooms. You can also climb to the top of the castle to enjoy some wonderful views. Around the castle you can take part in the family game ‘Can you keep your castle’ where you will complete activities and challenges to win points. They also often hold a Knight’s School where you can learn some knight skills.

You can take a free, audio tour around the site with you to discover more about the castle’s history. When not in use for weddings there is also a charming Banqueting house with some beautiful stained glass windows.

FAQ and Further Information Old Wardour Castle

Is there food and drink available?

There is no on-site cafe, you can purchase some drinks and snacks. You are welcome to picnic outdoors.

What are the main things to do?

A ruined 14th-century castle at Wardour set beside a lake in the county’s countryside. There are toilets and a cafe.

What are the ticket prices?

*free, or Mid-rangeu003cbru003e*Prices are subject to change and/or discounts online. *The castle is free, to visit for members of English Heritage. Mid-range – Standard tickets without donation are £6.80 for an adult and £3.60 for a child aged 5-15. Under 5s are free, , family tickets are available and peak tickets are slightly more, off-peak slightly less.

Is there parking?

There is free, parking.

When are they open?

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Dog friendly?

Dogs on leads are welcome.

Are they accessible?

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