Set in the peaceful Wiltshire countryside beside a lake, Old Wardour Castle, near Tisbury was once one of the most daring and innovative homes in Britain. It was built in the 14th century as a lightly fortified luxury residence for comfortable living and lavish entertainment. Today the castle ruin provides a relaxed, romantic day out for couples, families and budding historians alike.
The castle was the inspiration for the one featured in the Kevin Costner film 'Robin Hood, Prince of Thieves'. Children will love to explore the grotto and the castle rooms, climbing the circular stairs to the top where you can see for miles across the lake and surrounding countryside. There's plenty of space for children to play or for picnics under the cover of the age-old trees.