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Liddington Castle

Liddington, Swindon SN4, England
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Liddington Castle in Swindon

I have visited Liddington Castle in Swindon a few times. The walk around the castle is very good... read more

Reviewed 19 November 2016
Swindon, United Kingdom
Fantastic hidden gem

I'd never heard of this place but after a quick Google search my boyfriend and I decided to go on... read more

Reviewed 23 October 2016
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Historians have speculated that The Battle of Badon Hill fought by King Arthur could have taken place at Liddington Castle; come see for yourself.
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Liddington, Swindon SN4, England
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Reviewed 19 November 2016

I have visited Liddington Castle in Swindon a few times. The walk around the castle is very good with views over Swindon and the surrounding area (But not recommended for people with any walking disabilities as the terrain is very steep)

Thank JapaneseGardens2017
Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

I'd never heard of this place but after a quick Google search my boyfriend and I decided to go on an adventure. Fairly difficult to find as not very clearly signposted we parked just off the liddington crossroads and walked along the ridgeway. Its so...More

Thank kirsty1977
Reviewed 17 September 2016

The kids were away, so the wife and I set off on an adventure of our own to find the mysterious Liddington Castle - which I happen to drive past on the way to work down the M4 every day, but I've never found before!...More

1  Thank 923Dan
Reviewed 14 September 2016

From this commanding position on the ridgeway you really get a sense of how the ancient britons must have lived. The ridgeway stretches away into the distance on wither side and you can see Barbary Castle around 6 miles to the west. It's completely tranquil...More

Thank Winebeaster
Reviewed 4 August 2016

A great escape close to Swindon. Brilliant views, fresh air and space for the children to run. Close to the Ridgeway path and Waylands Smithy to make a full day of it.

Thank Rebecca C
Reviewed 25 July 2016

Lovely Place if you like peace and Quiet have know it from childhood always feel the age of the place anyone liking History and old hill forts will enjoy this place .Stunning Views in all directions

Thank frances593
Reviewed 2 July 2016

If you're driving here, rather than calling in from the Ridgeway, you need to choose carefully where you park. There are a few spaces at the nearby Liddington crossroads but they require walking up alongside the main road, which is towards a blind summit and...More

1  Thank Richard F
Reviewed 22 May 2016

Having seen quite a few of these on ridgeway and saw this one in early morning after my first night on the trail, there is certain formula to then they are all circular there is an a first rise then a deep ditch then an...More

1  Thank CharlesGraham79
Reviewed 27 April 2016

Liddington Castle is one of my favourite places to go and enjoy the silence, which occasionally gets broken with the hoot of an owl and the call of buzzards. Now and again I camp up there looking at the stars with a cup of hot...More

1  Thank sjfox1967
Reviewed 30 August 2015 via mobile

I've always wanted to take a walk to the castle as I see the hill everyday on the way to work. Like others have said it's not the most obvious place to find given that there is no carpark. We parked in a lay by...More

2  Thank James H
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Matt J
Where is the best place to access the place. I have look on OS maps and there are no foot paths up to the castle. I can see a few (what look like paths) but I dont want to upset any local farmers. Plus I see there is a bull in one of the adjacent fields.
3 December 2016|
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Response from kirsty1977 | Reviewed this property |
When I went I parked in the layby at the bottom. walk back out towards the main road and turn right, just up there you will find the ridgeway. walk along that and its signposted from there. Enjoy!
Hi there: Quick question. Where is the best place to park for visiting Liddington Castle, near Swindon. Thanks for your help. Regards Dan
20 May 2016|
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Response from sjfox1967 | Reviewed this property |
There is a farm shop at Chiseldon which has parking.This is about a mile and a half from the hill just off the A346.There is also a small layby on the Ridgeway Road which runs past the hill which is big enough for one vehicle