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Not many ruins, but a rich history.

Wallingford castle used to be the largest castle in England, that is until it was the last... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
John W
Wallingford, United Kingdom
Sunday by the Thames

Decided on a spontaneous visit whilst traveling, so glad we did it’s a beautiful and extremely... read more

Reviewed 9 July 2018
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Beautiful Wallingford Castle ruins and garden attraction along the a River Thames
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Castle Ln, Wallingford OX10 0BY, England
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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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

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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

Thank KimSned
Reviewed 18 June 2018

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

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

Thank TerryMc57
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.

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

Thank mickyrob
Reviewed 5 February 2018

Well worth a quick visit if you're passing through, and a longer stay if you have time. Wallingford Castle is in fact two separate sites - the Castle Gardens, which are open during daylight hours (but do check times on the sign on the wooden...More

Thank Ellie_itchy_feet
Reviewed 22 January 2018

Wallingford Castle was the first one built outside London on the orders of William I 'The Conqueror'. It was also the last to hold out for King Charles, against the Parliamentary forces. So the Commonwealth, in revenge, made a thorough job of razing it to...More

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Reviewed 2 December 2017

The site divides into two. The first part is known as Castle Gardens and has opening times. Now during the winter the gardens close at 3.00. In this part you have the largest part of the ruined castle, not that a great deal of the...More

Thank ES1211
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