Old Wardour Castle was built in the 14th Century but is now a ruin found just a mile or so from Tisbury village in the heart of the Wiltshire countryside. Recently seen on Countryfile, this is serves an impressive slice of history in rural Wiltshire.

Wardour Castle is owned by English Heritage and is a great day out for all ages from 2-99!  If you are interested in history, photography, walking, relaxing, romance or explore the ruins then this could be a little Wiltshire gem which is often overlooked.

The rural tranquility of the castle belies its bloodthirsty past when during the civil war a battle was fought here in 1643 when Parliamentarians besieged the castle for several weeks.  By the time the occupants surrendered the damage was extensive.  An audio tour of the ruins assists in bringing the history of the castle to life and is included in the ticket price.

The landscaped gardens include an elaborate grotto which is built from the stones of the old castle and in which children love to play and reenact the historical battles.

Although there is no restaurant at Wardour, it is wonderful to bring a picnic and enjoy the picturesque scenery at any time of the year.

Relax after your visit to Wardour Castle with a stay at nearby Cricket Field House and a free bottle of chilled Prosecco when you quote Wardour when booking direct.