Wilton Castle is said to be home to the ghosts of a former magistrate, a former actress and a former castle resident. It was the family home of the Alcocks from 1695 and was restored in the 1840s when a square tower built of Mount Leinster granite was added. Wilton castle was destroyed by fire in March 1923 (there are still some burnt timbers inside) but it is currently undergoing restoration.

The setting is magnificent and a river runs at the back of the castle. There are some stunning architectural details, particularly in some of the windows and door arches, and much of the stonework is still in good condition. When so many historic buildings are left to ruin it is encouraging to see Wilton Castle being returned to its former glory.

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