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Longford Castle

On the banks of River Avon, Salisbury, England
+44 1722 411616
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Wonderful experience, a beautiful family castle, very memorable experience

My husband and I recently visited Longford Castle. It was a very special experience for me, my... read more

Reviewed 18 October 2017
Julie S
Alstonville, Australia
National Gallery in a Private House

This is a private house housing an amazing collection of art. Wonderful portraits of the family by... read more

Reviewed 14 September 2017
Radlett, United Kingdom
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Please note: Visits to the castle and grounds are only available via the National Gallery. Longford Castle is a fine Elizabethan country house, home to a world-class collection of art built up in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries by the Bouverie family and still owned today by their descendants. Until now, it has been relatively less known amongst the pantheon of English country houses.
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On the banks of River Avon, Salisbury, England
+44 1722 411616
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Reviewed 18 October 2017

My husband and I recently visited Longford Castle. It was a very special experience for me, my great grandparents met and married while they were working at Longford Castle in the early 1900’s. He was the coachman and she was a maid. The 6th Earl...More

Thank Julie S
Reviewed 14 September 2017

This is a private house housing an amazing collection of art. Wonderful portraits of the family by Gainsborough and Reynolds plus other superb artworks. See an actual portrait of Mary Boylyn (mistress of Henry 8?). Not to be missed.

Thank allancole44
Reviewed 9 September 2017

Not generally open to the public, found it by chance and decided to book a tour. The registration process is not straightforward - you book via the National Gallery website and are given instructions : pick up is by minibus at two designated locations, photo...More

1  Thank Colin P
Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

I visited this castle with friends as part of a small group through the National Portrait Gallery. I've never heard of the castle and having lived in Wiltshire nearly almost all my life was amazed at what greeted me. This place is like something from...More

Thank Martinalvis
Reviewed 6 July 2016

I visited Longford Castle on a tour organised by the National Gallery, as it is otherwise not open to the public as such. The building itself is a fine stately home, very well maintained as it is still lived in. It is also a most...More

Thank Chris N
Reviewed 1 July 2016

We recently joined a National Gallery tour of the castle and thoroughly enjoyed the visit. The art collection is excellent, the two guides were very knowledgeable and friendly, which made it so interesting and at the same time relaxed. The gardens were also glorious. If...More

Thank Newburyboy
Reviewed 7 June 2016

This is a very interesting and unusual place to visit. It’s a beautifully kept private home in the form of a stately house. It is not routinely open to the public although access can be achieved in a very particular way for a particular reason....More

2  Thank PMQuestions
Reviewed 10 September 2015

It was a privilege to tour this beautiful castle and enjoy the wonderful paintings. Highly recommended.

1  Thank Sybil20
Reviewed 9 August 2015

Admittedly, so far I have seen the castle from the outside only. I passed by running the Salisbury 54321 33km trail-run. Based on what I saw I knew I had to go back and take a closer look. A beautiful little "Downton Abbey" embedded in...More

1  Thank 188644Expat
Reviewed 22 July 2015

Despite what seemed like petty requirements (online-only booking form demanding your address and names of all visitors who must all bring photographic ID with them, no transfers or exchanges, strictly limited numbers, no under-12s, no buggies/pushchairs, no wheelchair access, you must get picked up miles...More

5  Thank exotissima1
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