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Wigmore Castle
SO 408-693 Herefordshire England

Wigmore CastleWigmore Castle is a mid 11th century earthwork motte and bailey fortress, founded by William fitz Osbern. Overlooking the earthworks of Green Hill, in the 13th century the Mortimer family founded the stone castle. Held by Sir Robert Harley for Parliament in the Civil War but he could not garrison it, so it was slighted to stop it being seized for the crown.This large castle is encased by a great ditch and has towers and curtain walls surviving to their full height, after the consolidation of the entire site. The buildings have been left buried to there first floor level, so the gate passage of the two storey gatehouse can only just be walked through. At the highest point stands the motte, with the impressive remains of a shell keep and a stair tower, standing to four storeys. 4 miles north-east at Pipe Aston is Aston Tump and 5 miles south-east at Kingsland is Croft Castle.


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Wigmore Castle is located west of Wigmore, off Castle Street. 8 miles south-west of Ludlow, on Whitcliffe Road and local roads.

The site is owned by English Heritage and is freely accessible in daylight hours.

Car parking is in Wigmore.


Wigmore Castle pictures and large castle map
Wigmore Castle Picture 1Wigmore Castle Picture 2Wigmore Castle Picture 3Castle Map of the Area

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