Castles and Fortifications of England and Wales

WILTON CASTLE


WILTON CASTLE
Photo Andrew Tivenan

Wilton (Ross) Castle is believed to have been constructed as a monastry in the middle to end of the 12th century of local red sandstone. By the 14th century it had been converted into a fortified residence with a tower at each corner. A house was built within the walls in the 16th century, but this was destroyed by fire a hundred years later. It was reconstructed in the 19th century and is still in use but the main structure of the castle is now in a state of disrepair and overgrown.

On private land, viewing is possible on a few days each year.


Photo Andrew Tivenan Photo Andrew Tivenan Photo Andrew Tivenan
Photo Andrew Tivenan Photo Andrew Tivenan Photo Andrew Tivenan

Aerial photo ©Paul R. Davis Aerial photo ©Paul R. Davis

 

Directions
On the western bank of the river at Ross on Wye
Wilton, Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire HR9 6AD

 



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