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Cowdray Castle

River Ground Stables | Cowdray Park, Easebourne GU29 9AL, England
+44 1730 810781
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A hidden gem

I have lived in the area for over 30 years and am ashamed to say I have never visited this until... read more

Reviewed 4 September 2016
via mobile
Great to explore

We parked in a nearby car park in the town centre (40p for 2 hours) and walked a few minutes across... read more

Reviewed 1 September 2016
Stuart C
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Cowdray is one of England’s most important early Tudor houses. This visitor attraction, visited by Queen Elizabeth I and King Henry VIII, was partially destroyed by fire in 1793. Its magnificent ruins are set in the stunning landscape of Cowdray Park, in the heart of the South Downs National Park. Open during the summer months.
  • Excellent44%
  • Very good37%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“farm shop” (4 reviews)
“the kitchen” (5 reviews)
“audio guide” (3 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
River Ground Stables | Cowdray Park, Easebourne GU29 9AL, England
+44 1730 810781
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Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

I have lived in the area for over 30 years and am ashamed to say I have never visited this until today. Walked along from the farm shop to discover it was the last day it is open this season (very sad); the ladies were...More

Thank magwaqone
Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

We parked in a nearby car park in the town centre (40p for 2 hours) and walked a few minutes across the field. Entrance was £16 for 4 of us which included an audio guide. Despite being a ruin you really appreciate the scale of...More

Thank Stuart C
Reviewed 29 August 2016

If you have time, go here but look up opening times as when we got there it was closed but we did manage to walk around it, dont think I would pay to go in to see it as not much to see inside.

Thank Vebs32
Reviewed 15 March 2016 via mobile

Although closed in winter, it's still well worth a visit. Free to visit and you can still see virtually everything by walking around the outside. Best to park either In the pay and display car park on the edge of the town, or for free...More

Thank Derek E
Reviewed 29 October 2015 via mobile

Although it is closed on winter, it is still worth a visit. There are two parking lots in Midhurst, the first two hours are free, and the recommended walk around the town, Cowdray and the Norman castle takes less than that.

Thank Rui S
Reviewed 1 September 2015

We spotted the castle while driving through Midhurst so turned around and and went back to the parking in the town (which was free). The castle is visible and stand out imposing itself across the fields. We strolled across the field following the path. You...More

Reviewed 13 August 2015

Cowdray Castle is no longer and now it is ruins because it was partially destroyed by fire in 1793. Then again it never was really a Castle but a Tudor Courtier's Estate where Elisabeth I stayed for a visit. Guy Fawkes used to work at...More

2  Thank Christie9
Reviewed 12 July 2015

Cowdray is next in importance to Hampton Court as a Tudor House although sadly most of it is a ruin following a devastating fire in 1793. However much remains to be seen especially the kitchen and tower. The site goes back some 800 years but...More

1  Thank davidmhickson
Reviewed 18 February 2015

The ruins of courtesy castle was a great place of historic importance and photograph well. The castle is not open until March but you can get a good view and a view from St Ann's hill. Only a few minutes walk from the town of...More

Reviewed 15 August 2014

Scenic ruins with good dog walks nearby and café. Also skirts the polo lawns so can be busy. Otherwise a great and free visit with our dogs enjoying the river.

Thank MrSofthreebridges
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