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Donnington Castle, Newbury

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  • Set on an easily climbed hill overlooking Newbury the castle is an impressive sight. Well preserved towers and gatehouse plus the remains of walls mark out the size of the castle.  more »
  • Not really enough to do as a destination in its own right unless you're taking little children who can clamber on the ruins and run around. Good to visit as part of a walk as there are plenty in the a...  more »
  • the ruins are on a hill overlooking a vast area, you can imagine logic of location when built, a real nice place to visit  more »
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  • If only someone hadn't used modern bricks when they did some repairs to the castle many years ago! I grew up in Newbury so Donnington castle has been visited many a time over the years. For me it's a great local historical attraction despite not being able to get inside what's left of the remaining structure. Bring a picnic and let your kids (if you have any, otherwise borrow some) and enjoy a good old fashioned afternoon in the fresh air with some great views over the Thames Valley. You can also walk along to Snelsore Common if you fancy a bit of exercise to boot.
  • Good views over Newbury and an interesting site but limited information about the features of the castle.
  • Calm anf quite.. Nice place to relax. But one thing, we cannot go inside. Only can walk around and see it from the outside
  • A nice walk from Newbury. Don't expect anything grand though. Seems like this is a very popular place for Pokemon Go players.
  • Donnington Castle is well worth the visit if you're in the area. It's just of the highway from Stonehenge back to Oxford so it's quite convenient. The castle is just a short walk up a hill from the free car park and offers an amazing view of the valley. The castle itself is just ruins but it's still impressive and worth the time to see.