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Donnington Castle, Newbury

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  • Could have had more Information and history information, but it is a castle on a hill that has fallen into ruin. Car Park at the Bottom of the hill. Paths are rough and NO Toilets. Been once won't be ...  more »
  • By accident I landed at Donnington castle - I had some time before my departure or on the way to the airport and I'm stuck here. No entrance fee the ruins, there's a small parking lot. It is nice to look at, to get some fresh air, and then continue.
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  • Only the towers that gave access to the Castle are still there. Also have you a nice view of Donnington and the surrounding area. You can also good hiking.
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  • +JMJ. Historical places! Love it. Yet another very beautifully maintained historical site seen during my May 1984 visit to British friends. This UK locale transported me to a sightseers Heaven. My reviews of my travels are all going to be personal meaning that I really can not image how my review will encourage anyone to visit the places I have visited. Yet, I am submitting reviews anyway. Anyone who loves to travel, loves history will enjoy every place visited because their heart says this is the place for me!
  • Nice ruins and the old courtyard walls have mostly gone which makes it an ideal spot for a picnic with spectacular views over the valley. You can't go into the castle as it's gates are locked but there isn't much left save for a few towers. In any case it's a good little spot of history.
  • Great local historic building. Fantastic views of Newbury. Lots of free parking and great circular walks in the surrounding area.
  • A lovely historic building which is open to the public. Car parking is available. It stirs your imagination to see the remains of this ancient building.
  • This is a beautiful place to walk up to, at any time of the day. Very local and the view of Newbury is amazing, once you get to the top. Very children friendly, as they can play on the rocky walls, and run around on the field. :-) It would be hard for wheelchairs to get up the hill though.
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