Wallingford Castle Meadows

Wallingford Castle Meadows are situated on the edge of the historic market town of Wallingford, the site contains the remains of what was one of the largest, strongest, and most important castles in England. The earthworks and remains of the castle dominate the upper part of the site whilst the lower meadows, which are bounded by the River Thames, are managed as traditional wildflower meadows. Visitors can come and enjoy a self-guided trail around the historic remains of the castle or simply wander through the beautiful parkland landscapes and appreciate the wide range of wildlife. The Thames Path National Trail runs along the boundary of the site offering the opportunity to stroll along the Thames into Wallingford. A program of events for all ages runs throughout the summer months. The site is managed by the Earth Trust, on behalf of South Oxfordshire District Council, with the help of many enthusiastic local volunteers. Cattle graze the parkland throughout the summer months and they now play a very important part in the site's management. The restoration of the parkland landscapes and the historic remains of the castle are a key feature of the management and the results will ensure the long term future of the site is secure.

Park Facilities

Historic Building
Nature Reserve
Public Transport Links
Walking Routes
Green Flag
Award Winner
Heritage Site
Managing Organisation
Earth Trust
Lucy Duerdoth