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Hidden place of interest

Not always open, but get around the back on the public footpath and you can enjoy a lot of the... read more

Reviewed 13 April 2018
Hereford, United Kingdom
Private but a lovely riverside walk around the perimeter

There is a large layby opposite the pathway to the castle, just before the bridge as you leave... read more

Reviewed 1 April 2018
Bristol, United Kingdom
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Wilton, Ross-on-Wye HR9 6AD, England
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Reviewed 13 April 2018

Not always open, but get around the back on the public footpath and you can enjoy a lot of the exterior, the setting and some good views across the river to Ross on Wye. Great at daffodil time and generally in the summer and autumn...More

2  Thank jezzaontour
Reviewed 1 April 2018

There is a large layby opposite the pathway to the castle, just before the bridge as you leave Ross. The castle itself is in private hands but you can walk a circuit of it on a public footpath and it was very pretty with daffodils...More

3  Thank MarcusHurley
Reviewed 16 November 2017

There's very little left of Wilton Castle, and what is left is difficult to see, as it is in a private estate. You can get a reasonable view from the gate and path that runs alongside, so it is worth while if you like old...More

1  Thank KevinSadler2364
Reviewed 14 November 2017

private castle hiddengem couldnt get to close but castle was getting some work done on it it was shame we couldnt get closer to it was lovely walk by the river on lovely novmeber day sunshine we then walk back to have are lunch in...More

Thank Heather B
Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

Cant visit and unable to get closer than the photo. Wasted journey on our castle visiting day. Google and tripadvisor are both out of date. The English Heritage sign needs to be taken down also. Such a shame.

5  Thank disco_munkey
Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

My husband, baby and I were delighted to happen upon this hidden gem of a 'castle' tucked away the other side of the river from our Ross on Wye hotel. The current owners were very welcoming and informative. Patient too as we had to change...More

Thank Alexandra H
Reviewed 30 May 2017

We visited this castle by chance and were so glad we did. It was a lovely sunny day and made the beautiful gardens both in and outside the castle a truly breathtaking place. We were lucky enough to be the only two people at the...More

2  Thank Drew186305
Reviewed 4 April 2017

Such an interesting castle that has parts from every era in the last 1000 years. Lots to interest everyone be they interested in history, conservation or gardening. The couple who have lived here for the past 15 years and financed and carried out most of...More

Thank Myrna H
Reviewed 2 March 2017

Walked from Ross on Wye to see it, but now a private house with no public access.IE "private no entry", but managed to view the rear of the garden an ruins from a distance, from the fence at the rear near the river Wye. So...More

2  Thank Roy G
Reviewed 16 July 2016

Only open a few days a year, what a gem. Painstakingly restored, the castle remnants, the house, the garden, are a testimony to the efforts, intelligence, persistence and imagination of the owners. Anyone who loves old buildings and has an understanding of the work involved...More

3  Thank Ivor D
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