Facilities at Old Wardour Castle

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    The free car park is located approximately 70 meters from the site entrance and has 20 spaces.Additional parking is available on the grass next to the main car park should it be required. This provides room for a further 50 cars.Please note: There are no spaces reserved for coaches in the car park.

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    Food and Drink

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    There is no café on site, but a vending machine offers tea, coffee and hot chocolate. Cold drinks, ice creams and pre-packed snacks are also available.

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    Picnic Area

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    You are welcome to bring a picnic to eat in the grounds. There are two picnic tables adjacent to the shop and four benches situated within the grounds, as well as plenty of grassed areas on which you can lay out your picnic blanket.

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    Shop

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    The gift shop is located just inside the main gates and sells a wide range of English Heritage souvenirs and gifts, including books, games, snacks, confectionery and hot and cold drinks.

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    Toilets

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    There are separate male, female and disabled toilets, including baby changing facilities. These are located below the Pavilion, at the far end of the site.

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    Dogs

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    Dogs on leads are welcome across the site.

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    Gardens

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    The site is approximately 100 x 200 meters, and is mostly lawn with some scattered trees and benches. There is a footpath skirting the lawn, and shrubbery around the perimeter. There is also a good walking area with paths leading to Ansty and the Donheads.

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    Audio Tours

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    A free audio tour is available. No booking or deposit is required.

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    Family Friendly

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    Bottle/Food Warming

    Yes, available on request.

    Play Areas / Adventure Playground

    Although there is no actual adventure playground, there is plenty of space for children to run around and explore, however ball games, throwing games and kites are not allowed.Please note: On certain Bank Holiday weekends (when no events have been booked) traditional games are available to play with in the grounds.

    Pushchairs Allowed

    Yes, however the castle stairs are not suitable for carrying pushchairs to higher levels.

    Toy/Dressing Up Box

    Toys and dressing up are only offered for school visits.

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    Please be aware

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    Please note: There are some heights to be aware of across the site (signage is in place to warn of these).

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    Venue Hire

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    Civil Weddings

    Old Wardour is licensed for civil wedding ceremonies, which can be held weekly throughout the year.

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    Commercial Photography and Filming

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    English Heritage welcomes amateur photographers to our sites and we hope you will share your pictures of your visit with us on social media.

    If you are looking to use one of our sites for commercial, corporate or professional photography or as a filming location, please contact our filming team as soon as possible to check availability and acquire the relevant permissions and paperwork.

    Due to the delicate nature of our sites, English Heritage does not permit drone flying from or over sites in our care, except by contractors or partners undertaking flights for a specific purpose, who satisfy stringent CAA criteria, have the correct insurances and permissions, and are operating under controlled conditions.

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