Tisbury, Wiltshire, England

Old Wardour Castle

Old Wardour Castle

The ghostly phenomenon stem from the castles involvement in the Civil War conflict. On 2nd May 1643, 1,300 men of the Parliamentarian Army, demanded admittance to search for Royalists believed hiding in the castle. Lady Arundel refused the request, and what followed was siege that saw the Parliamentarians turn their guns on the walls and attempted to undermine the walls with mines. After 5 days, she agreed to, and signed for, an honourable surrender. The female figure that has been reported wandering the ruins and towards the lake, is believed to be Lady Arundel or one of the other woman that played a part in the defence. The Arundel line ended in 1944, and deaths in the family were said to be presaged by the appearance of a white owl.

Near Tisbury,



SP3 6RR.


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For further information, please read Haunted Britain by Antony D. Hippisley Coxe; Haunted Castles of Britain and Ireland by Richard Jones and Britain's Haunted Heritage by JA Brooks.


Visitor Information

Tisbury is a large village in Wiltshire, England.

It is approximately 13 miles west of Salisbury.

Pictured left is Wardour Castle courtesy of Bill Nicholls. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons.