Sham Castle in Bath
Sham Castle in Bath

Sham Castle in Bath

Sitting proudly on an edge high above the city of Bath lies the intriguing Sham Castle, a feature of the National Trust’s skyline walk.

Where can I find the Sham Castle?

It can be found on the National Trust's skyline walk. After Bathwick Woods, just follow the little path up to the Sham Castle!

It’s believed to have been built in 1755 by Richard James for master mason Ralph Allen, to “improve the prospect” (improve the view) from Allen’s own house in Bath. This Grade II listed building consists of a screen wall with two turrets and two square towers built directly onto it. It’s a novelty that has to be seen to be believed! There are also some excellent views of Bath from this ridge, so feel free to pack a picnic and make the most of this strange Bath landmark.

  • Entry: Free
  • Opening Times: 12pm-12am

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