Set in the quiet Wiltshire countryside, Old Wardour Castle is an English Heritage site, and it was once one of Britain’s most intriguing homes. Built in the 14th century, this fortified residence had quite the touch of luxury, and life within its walls was all about good times and lavish entertainment. These days, the ruins of the castle make for a relaxing family day out with plenty to keep the kids entertained.
You’ll be given an audio tour when you buy your tickets, which brings the castle’s colourful history to life as you make your way around the ruins at your own pace. You’ll be welcome to wander the castle’s rooms and grotto, and if you climb the spiral staircase you’ll be rewarded with country views that stretch for miles. Picnics are welcome, and there’s plenty of green space to sit down and enjoy your lunch al fresco during your visit.