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Wow, from Wessex to Cromwell, massive history lessons learned at Wallingford museum and castle... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
RodF54
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Auckland, New Zealand
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A hidden gem

Although very little of the castle remains the castle landscape is there. A pleasant walk through... read more

Reviewed 7 November 2018
Frances_collins
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Newbury
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“civil war”(8 reviews)
“town centre”(4 reviews)
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Beautiful Wallingford Castle ruins and garden attraction along the a River Thames
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Castle Ln, Wallingford OX10 0BY, England
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All reviews civil war oliver cromwell town centre lovely walk gardens are beautiful during daylight hours delightful place tucked away great place to wander surrounding countryside thames path children love sunny day well worth a visit remains meadows ruins
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wow, from Wessex to Cromwell, massive history lessons learned at Wallingford museum and castle! Beautiful grounds to walk, tracks along the Thames. Loved our visits both 2017 & 2018

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank RodF54
Reviewed 7 November 2018 via mobile

Although very little of the castle remains the castle landscape is there. A pleasant walk through the gardens to the meadows. Plenty of seats for a picnic on fine days. A good place for young children to let of steam running about. Great view from...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Frances_collins
Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

Unusual, well signed with interesting info boards and peaceful gardens. Lovely walks along the Thames.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank philiph696
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Wallingford castle used to be the largest castle in England, that is until it was the last stronghold of the Royalists. After that Oliver Cromwell ordered it to be raised to the ground. You can still see the outline of the earthworks of the moat...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank John W
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

Decided on a spontaneous visit whilst traveling, so glad we did it’s a beautiful and extremely interesting historical walk , lots of informative boards with artists images of the castle built on the original Saxon castle. Great landscaped gardens too, loved the castle shaped litter...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Beltaine35
Reviewed 2 July 2018

Not much of the ruins remain, but it was a lovely walk in beautiful surroundings. The view from the top of the hill were lovely. Spent a nice couple of hours just wandering around

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank KimSned
Reviewed 18 June 2018

Originally built by William the conquorer Sacked in the civil war by the parliamentarians. Wallingford very interesting history

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Peter G
Reviewed 30 May 2018 via mobile

Just got back from a A short four day trip to Wallingford, went to visit this very peaceful and scenic side of the castle grounds and remains. The place must’ve been wonderful when it was in its heyday. Well worth a visit

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

Had a lovely walk round the castle and keep, gardens are beautiful and free to enter. Has a fabulous view point at the top across the little bridge. Definitely worth a look round.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank itsnotallaboutthesun
Reviewed 30 April 2018

There is not much left in terms of building but cross the drawbridge and after a little climb up a narrow path there is a great view of the surrounding countryside

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank mickyrob
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