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Cowdray Castle

River Ground Stables | Cowdray Park, Easebourne, England
+44 1730 810781
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Not just a pile of stones

In 1793, before the tragic fire, Cowdray House was just like Hampton Court, though smaller, but... read more

Reviewed 18 May 2017
John T
Stunning place!

I love exploring and this is now one of my favourite places! Stunning place and was able to shoot... read more

Reviewed 17 April 2017
Bethany S
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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.
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  • Very good35%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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River Ground Stables | Cowdray Park, Easebourne, England
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Reviewed 18 May 2017

In 1793, before the tragic fire, Cowdray House was just like Hampton Court, though smaller, but amazingly richly endowed. Sir Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown had only completed his landscaping ín 1774; and beyond the ha ha enclosing the pleasure gardens was a broad expanse of grassland...More

Thank John T
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

I love exploring and this is now one of my favourite places! Stunning place and was able to shoot some beautiful pictures! Also makes a lovely ideal picnic area or photo shoot. Unfortunately i wouldn't have a clue if you when you can enter. I...More

Thank Bethany S
Reviewed 10 April 2017

This is effectively a picnic site attraction but without any tables. The ruins provide an amazing backdrop and there are plenty of places to explore with a bit of persistence, including a number of walks looping back to the town, through woodland, etc. as well...More

Thank Paul B
Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

Lovely views, walks and plenty of history. Ideal photo venue and when open well worth a look around.

Thank Anne C
Reviewed 21 January 2017

No entry can be gained to the castle or it's grounds during winter but there is a courtyard adjoining the grounds which includes a lovely cafe and access to a walled garden. Entry to the garden is free and dogs are welcome.

Thank Mi-MiMurrell
Reviewed 2 October 2016

My daughter got married earlier this year in the gardens behind the ruins. Lots of the photos were taken in the ruins . Steeped in history and worth a visit. Events are held throughout the year where you can the get access to the ruins,...More

Thank Anne C
Reviewed 1 October 2016

The ruins do look genuinely impressive, but when we arrived on a Saturday afternoon in May, nothing was open, and there was nothing to do at the location apart from take a few pictures and head back to the car. I've seen more leaflets and...More

Thank Gothnak
Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

We came here and were disappointed to hear that the castle was closed and only open at the weekend. However we got talking to one of the lovely ladies (both really nice) and because we were only there for the day they allowed us to...More

Thank Lesley N
Reviewed 10 September 2016

A must visit for anyone passing through West Sussex, along with a walk in the parks and then coffee or lunch at the Cowdrey Farm Shop Café!

Thank nomadwithpen
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
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