English Heritage: Wigmore Castle
Once the stronghold of the turbulent Mortimer family, Wigmore Castle was abandoned by the 17th century. Now it is among the most remarkable ruins in England, largely buried up to first floor level by earth and fallen masonry. Yet many of its fortifications survive to full height, including parts of the keep on its towering mound.
Limited car parking is available 15 minutes from the site, at the village hall. There are plenty of picnic spots on site, but there are also two pubs in Wigmore village that sell food; and toilets are available inside the village hall.