Old Wardour Castle (2017)

After looking at the old stones near Salisbury, we were thirsty for more interesting sights. So we had a quick look on the internet to see what else there was to discover in the area. The Old Wardour Castle was quite close and old castles are always worth a visit. So we drove to Tisbury on daredevil, one-lane but two-way roads with huge hedges on both sides and few opportunities to get out of the way.

Interestingly, Old Wardour Castle is a ruined castle that is freely accessible, which makes every penny of the low entrance fee and the hassle of getting there and back completely worthwhile. The castle has stood like this since it was partially destroyed in the English Civil War in 1644. The Arundell family built the New Wardour Castle only a few kilometres away and used the Old Wardour Castle as a romantic castle ruin, complete with park and newly built Banqueting House..

Nowadays, the old walls are still used for filming, for example in Robin Hood – King of Thieves, or as an adventure playground for tourists.

 


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