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Nothing much to see.

Unless you are seriously interested in the history of Roman settlements in the area you would be... read more

Reviewed June 20, 2018
Glossop, United Kingdom

Well it’s certainly true that there isn’t much to see of the old castle but if you’re into history... read more

Reviewed May 16, 2018
Isabel K
Manchester, United Kingdom
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20 Jun 2018
“Nothing much to see.”
16 May 2018
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Melandra Castle Farm High Peak, Glossop SK13 6JB, England
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Reviewed August 10, 2018

The castle itself is a modest affair of Roman origin. The grassy banks of the fort were nicely cut for ease of access. The location is quite impressive on one side but the housing estate on the other side does little for the character of...More

3  Thank HeppsLondon
Reviewed June 20, 2018

Unless you are seriously interested in the history of Roman settlements in the area you would be wasting your time visiting Melandra Castle near Glossop. A barely visible outline of where this fort is all that remains.

Thank Philben47
Reviewed May 16, 2018 via mobile

Well it’s certainly true that there isn’t much to see of the old castle but if you’re into history it’s worth going as long as you use your imagination... and sadly there really is loads of dog poo! I’m glad I went to see it...More

1  Thank Isabel K
Reviewed May 9, 2018 via mobile

As many of the comments are bad I'd love to point out the fact the estate is not run down and it's surrounded by a beautiful scenic place. If like myself you are fascinated with Ardotalia 'malandra' you will find that you can actually stand...More

5  Thank Toni S
Reviewed April 28, 2018

Driving through Glossop, i stopped off to see the remains of Melandra Castle. Sadly all that remains now are the raised earthen work banks, on the edge of a run down council estate. There was an information board by the look of it, but all...More

Thank 923Dan
Reviewed November 8, 2017

Local history says that the farmer who owned the land on which the remains of the Roman fort once stood offered to sell the land to the local authority. They were not interested. So the farmer removed most of the stone to build with and...More

1  Thank James M
Reviewed August 26, 2017 via mobile

There is literally nothing visible of the old Roman site. If you want to visit a field with absolutely nothing in it except grass, very much the same as any other grass covered field then you may enjoy Melandra "castle". Make sure you lock your...More

1  Thank Anon-E-Mouse99
Reviewed July 19, 2017 via mobile

Not much to see now the ramparts are overgrown but standing on the top you can see the layout great views though looking out over the peak District best look at Google photos of what it used to look like then when there you can...More

Thank debzone_12
Reviewed May 24, 2017

Difficult to find as there is literally nothing to see...just an outline. Better to read a book or a website.

Thank Michelle T
Reviewed April 14, 2017 via mobile

Back of a housing estate / nothing to see...unfortunate the castle was dismantled for fire places and garden wall ...when the estate was built in 60s

Thank gramane
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