Wallingford Castle Meadows

Wallingford Castle Meadows covers some 16.6 hectares on the banks of the River Thames in Wallingford. The meadows contain the site of Wallingford Castle which has a long and complex history. All that remains of the castle are two sections of wall which are Grade 1 listed and the bank and ditch earthworks which form part of the Scheduled Ancient Monument. Find out here how to find Wallingford Castle Meadows and accessibility information for visitors.  

The site is owned by the Council and managed by the Earth Trust This link will take you to an external website... . The main objectives of management are to:

  • preserve the historic remains of Wallingford Castle
  • provide informal public access and enjoyment
  • promote nature conservation

Further information about the site and its management can be found in the Management Plan and Executive Summary (you can view or download these files from the downloads section of this page).

Alternatively you can contact the site warden on 01865 409410 or visit the Earth Trust website.

Flying the Green Flag at Wallingford Castle Meadows  

The Castle Meadows has been awarded the coveted Green Flag Award for 12 consecutive years, and Green Heritage Site Accreditation for the last six years.      

How to find the Wallingford Castle Meadows

The site is open to the public every day of the year, please follow the links for information on how to find the site.

Archaeological investigations

For historical details visit Wallingford Museum's website.


The Earth Trust organise a programme of events running throughout the year, some of which take place at Wallingford Castle Meadows. You can download a copy of the events leaflet from the downloads section of this page.


Volunteers play an important role in the management of the site, find out here how you can get involved.

For more information, please contact the countryside team. 

Last reviewed: 19 - 12 - 2019

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