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PostSubject: Ghost hauntings of Old Wardour Castle.   Mon Jul 11, 2011 2:44 am

Old Wardour Castle was built in the 14th century,
Old Wardour Castle is located in Wiltshire which is in Southwest England

The original castle was partially destroyed during the Civil War. This castle is managed and taken well cared for by the English Heritage.
This castle is known as england most romantic castle,
Around a beautiful countryside overlooking a lake.

The castle was used as a film location for Kevin Costner Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves.

This castle was built on land previously owned by the St Martin family, but when Sir Lawrence de St Martin died in 1385 it was handed over to John, the fifth Baron Lovell for reasons unknown.

In 1544 Sir Thomas Arundell bought the castle.
The castle was confiscated when Sir Thomas a staunch Roman Catholic was executed for treason in 1552, but was later bought by his son, Sir Matthew Arundell.
Thomas Arundell, 2nd Baron Arundell of Wardour was away from home on the Kings business and had asked his wife, Lady Blanche Arundell, who at the time was aged 61 and was a royalist supporter during the 17th century english war, to defend the castle with 25 loyal servants, they held out for five days before surrendering.

The castle was eventually captured by the Roundheads and Lady Blanche Arundell was then imprisoned and executed.

It is said that Lady Blanche Arundell haunts the castle she once lived in and the grounds, she has been seen walking from the castle to the near by lake as it approaches darkness.

To see pictures of Old Wardour castle, please click link.
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