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Ludlow Castle

Castle Square | Castle Square, Ludlow SY8 1AY, England
+44 1584 873355
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Huge castle ruins

A visit to Ludlow Castle is a very worthwhile way to spend an hour or so. With excellent... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Norwich, United Kingdom
Interesting place to visit

This is really worth the visit with its historical interest and wonderful views. It has lots of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
London, United Kingdom
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Ludlow Castle is an unusually complete range of medieval buildings with a varied history evident within its walls. We are host to a number of events that run between April and November, information of which is available at the local tourist information centre and on our website. Castle House was one of the last grand mansions built in Ludlow. It was sympathetically restored in 2006 by the current Earl of Powis and provides a range of Independent shops, Tea Rooms with an idyllic outside terrace during the summer months; function rooms that are available for civil ceremonies, weddings, parties, wakes, meetings The 3 no. self catering apartments are available for 3, 4 and 7 night stays. All bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms, well equipped kitchens and sitting/dining rooms and views of the castle that are unparalleled. The Tea Room is a traditional English tea room with a glazed Courtyard, Pantry, Study and Garden Terrace. It is child and dog friendly with a welcoming and enthusiastic team, serving something for everyone. There are loose-leaf teas, cafeteria coffees, fresh juices and quality wines. A range of freshly prepared cakes and cream teas are available all day. There is a lovely walk around the outside of the castle where you are surrounded by natural woodland and outstanding views of the castle walls, River Teme and Whitcliffe Common.
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Castle Square | Castle Square, Ludlow SY8 1AY, England
+44 1584 873355
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Reviewed 3 days ago

A visit to Ludlow Castle is a very worthwhile way to spend an hour or so. With excellent documentation, including a plan and several well placed displays you can soon get to learn about the history of the Castle. Whilst most of it is a...More

Thank mgsnorwich
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is really worth the visit with its historical interest and wonderful views. It has lots of areas to explore and interesting facts written about its history.

Thank sc0tbear
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great castle to visit, a lot bigger than we thought. Would strongly recommend the audio tour (only £3) as it really brought the castle to life for us all.

Thank Pandy47
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the best preserved castles in the country & the reason for my visit to beautiful Ludlow. In this castle Mortimer plotted with Isabelle to murder a king, the eldest of the Princes in the Tower began his fateful journey to London & Henry...More

Thank Lizabett
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited after some serious rain and good footwear is essential. There are few stoned paths in the two baileys and the grassed areas were pretty muddy. But the history was well presented and interesting, the views from the towers were great so we were...More

Thank Arkle66
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting castle with only £5 entrance for OAPs. Added to over the years but the origin Norman part still quite visible. Went on a wet day and there are only a few hard surface paths, the rest is grass which I am sure is lovely...More

Thank Middlemiss
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Arriving in Ludlow in the late afternoon we decided to explore the town and made our way to the castle, which had already closed for the day. We walked along the path that follows the outer perimeter and we were enchanted by the majestic castle...More

Thank travelsominx
Sonja B, Manager at Ludlow Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Wow, you really did enjoy your visit and made the most of what we have to offer. Its lovely to hear people make the most of their visit and appreciate the history within the walls. Thank you for your wonderful review.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went here to the food festival. The castle is very beautiful but the festival very expensive and a lack of veggie or pescatarian food. Avoid the castle part of the festival and go to the church for cake sampling and other local places in town.

Thank clarehurd78
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The castle has some interesting points, most of it is open to explore, but that's it really, stone and mortar, little else, so unless you're an archeologist with an interest in buildings and stones.... There's no artworks, costumery, armour, etc. However, stunning views of the...More

Thank Markuss11
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We booked a weekend in Ludlow as we wanted to visit the castle in particular. Imagine our surprise then when we walked up to it to find it closed, due to `inclement weather`. This was the day BEFORE the heavy snow was due to hit...More

Thank LeedsKaiserjen
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Jacky H
1 June 2017|
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Response from Sonja B | Property representative |
There are several car parks around Ludlow, long and short stay. They are all within 10 minutes walk of the castle which in itself is a treat through Ludlow's medieval streets. £5 Adult, £4.50 over 60 or student, £2.50 child... More
28 February 2017|
Response from Sonja B | Property representative |
Hi, thank you for your enquiry. The Castle is open to the public from 10.00am to 5.00pm on Saturday 10th June. The Event is in the function rooms of Castle House which is totally separate
Sonja B
14 July 2015|
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Response from Sonja B | Property representative |
Dogs are very welcome in the Castle and Courtyard of the Tea Rooms as long as they are kept on a lead at all times. We love our 4 legged friends. We also have 1 apartment Sir Henry Sidney that welcomes dogs, so if ever you... More