Parking & TOAL: 51.038724, -2.090382
There is free parking to the north of the castle, but this is with the English Heritage boundary. So I TOAL'd from a passing place in the lane north of the castle. Entry to the castle is £7.50 (inc Gift Aid) for non-members.
Old Wardour’s colourful history has left it a memorable combination of medieval castle, Elizabethan mansion, Civil War battleground and 18th-century landscape garden. The remarkable hexagonal castle was built in the 1390s for John, Lord Lovell, a wealthy courtier and soldier. In the 1570s an Elizabethan administrator, Sir Matthew Arundell, added up-to-date Renaissance features. Then, in a Civil War siege of 1644, Henry, Lord Arundell, blew up one side of his own castle, while recapturing it from the Parliamentary army.
In the 1760s and 1770s the 8th Lord Arundell built a country house, New Wardour Castle, nearby, and turned Old Wardour into a picturesque park of ruins, lake and woodland.
Land owner permission not required.
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Co-ordinates: 51.03633, -2.088809 • what3words: ///poet.foil.chucked