Whenever we stay in Dorset, our ‘local’ castle is Wardour Castle, which is just over the county border in Wiltshire. It’s a beautiful old castle ruin – as romantic as they get. If it looks familiar to you – it’s because it was in the Kevin Costner Robin Hood in the ’90s. I’ve had the pleasure of visiting the place twice – first when we traveled to Britain for Christmas in 2013 and again in 2015 when Jackie and I did a walk through the grounds of the old estate that surrounds it.
For context – Old Wardour Castle is a ruin, New Wardour Castle is a stately home nearby that’s not a ruin and is, in fact, private homes (it’s closed to the public).
If you’d like some background, we have articles for this:
This post is focused on pictures of both places, a photo tour. We have not published many of these pictures before. If you click an image, it will open in a larger size and fill your screen. You can also save the full resolution versions as desktop wallpapers!