Old Wardour Castle from the Air
December . 2020
We love this stunning overhead shot of Old Wardour Castle by @gbriantgram from back in September, just as the leaves were beginning to turn ????????
Built in the 14th century as a lightly fortified luxury residence for John, fifth Lord Lovell, the unusual hexagonal castle came into the ownership of the Arundells in the 16th century. It was rendered uninhabitable during the English Civil war following a Parliamentarian siege that lasted several weeks and then the subsequent recapture by Henry 3rd Lord Arundell.
The castle is currently closed for lockdown, but -all going to plan- will be reopening on 3rd Dec for pre-booked visits via English Heritage. We highly recommend a visit to take in the castle rooms, grounds and grotto ???? There’s also a lovely circular walk that takes in both Old and New Wardour Castles.