A year ago today we visited Old Wardour Castle, just outside Tisbury. I haven't been to many castles (yet) but I have to say, this may well my favourite. I know it's not technically a castle, more of a mansion, but it's still so impressive. It would be amazing to have seen it in it's hey day but even it's ruins hold so much grace and such a great sense of history. Even though it's not very big we still managed to go around it twice and find a few bits we missed before.
The grounds are perfect for a picnic and the gift shop sells a great selection of icecreams and toys for the kids. We saw a dad and his two sons having great fun with toy swords racing up and around the ruins. There's also a lovely woodland walk outside the castle too with great views so if you want to go for a hike or dog walk but can't/don't want to pay to see the castle you can still see it perfectly from the top of the hill. English Heritage makes for such a great day out, I know I said this in my Farliegh Hungerford post, but honestly I can't praise them enough. If you're looking for a cheap day out, definitely see what they have on offer, Wardour only cost us £4.50 each.
Where's your favourite place to visit?