Barbury Castle Country Park

Abbey Meads

Overlooking the town of Swindon, this 60 hectare site is notable for its chalk grassland and associated wildlife. The iron-age hillfort is the best example of this habitat, as part of it has remained undisturbed since ancient times. The thin soil with good drainage allows only specialist plants to grow.

Barbury Castle Country Park is a Scheduled Ancient Monument, Local Nature Reserve, County Wildlife Site, Country Park and part of the North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).

This park is wholly owned by Swindon Borough Council and offers access for everyone across the whole site.

Toilet block
Car parking
As an isolated site it is perfect for wildlife watching, walking, mountain biking and horse riding
The amenity field next to the car park is perfect for flying a kite and exercising dogs
Picnic site

Times and prices are subject to change. Contact venue before setting out.

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