WIGMORE CASTLE

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Looking for: Heritage, Historical
Address: Wigmore, Leominster, Herefordshire, HR6 9UB
Postcode: HR6 9UB
Age Group: All Ages
Kids Activity: Outdoors
Telephone: 0370 333 1181
Website: Click Here

Once the stronghold of the turbulent Mortimer family, Wigmore Castle was later dismantled to prevent its use during the Civil War. Now it is among the most remarkable ruins in England, largely buried up to first floor level by earth and fallen masonry. Yet many of its fortifications survive to full height, including parts of the keep on its towering mound.

BEFORE YOU GO
Access: The castle has very steep slopes and steps and can be muddy in wet weather, so we would advise you to wear stout footwear.

Parking: Limited free parking (car park postcode HR6 9UW) is available a 15 minute walk away from the castle at the village hall (not suitable for coaches). The walk then takes you through the village and up a steep incline to the Castle.

Facilities: There are two pubs in Wigmore village that serve food. Toilets are available inside the village hall, open from Easter to the end of the October half term. There is a disabled toilet with ramp access from the village hall car park.

PLAN A GREAT DAY OUT
You're welcome bring a picnic to the castle and enjoy the panoramic views of the countryside.

The unforgettably picturesque Stokesay Castle is just over 10 miles away. It's the finest and best-preserved medieval fortified manor house in England. An audio tour helps you to imagine Stokesay as a centre of medieval life, and the tearoom serves a delicious range of light savoury snacks, homemade cakes and cream teas.

Nearby Clun Castle is another great example of a castle in the Welsh Marches.

OPENING TIMES

1 MAY 2017 - 24 MARCH 2018
Open any reasonable time during daylight hours
25 MARCH 2018 ONWARDS
Opening times will be available nearer the time