Ludlow Castle

Ludlow Castle

Ludlow Castle
4.5
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
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.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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Barry M
Southend-on-Sea, UK1 contribution
Apr 2022 • Couples
Fabulous place with commanding views over the area. We had a castle tour with resident archaeologist Leon Bracelin, and his knowledge & enthusiasm made it a really enjoyable experience. Can highly recommend securing his services!
Written 16 May 2022
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Sarah D
Western Ireland, Ireland73 contributions
Apr 2022
So much to see here, lots of nooks and crannies to explore. It's well worth the climb up one of the towers to see the views from the top. It also gives you a good view of the rest of the castle itself.
Your ticket lasts all day, so you can go out and return later in the day.
Written 12 May 2022
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lagrandfromage
8 contributions
May 2022
We visited one Saturday in May and were lucky enough to stumble onto a tour (free) by the resident archaeologist - Leon. His knowledge was detailed and his enthusiasm infectious, and he soon had us all looking at the castle ruins in a completely different way to try and understand what had been, what had changed over time, and why those changes might have happened. It was a great tour and clearly, there is still an awful lot to discover about the castle and its grounds.
Written 10 May 2022
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raspparker
3 contributions
May 2022 • Family
The castle is beautiful however both the staff on reception and the website claim the castle to be 'wheelchair friendly' which couldn't be further from the truth. We paid for 6 people to enter which turned out to be a complete waste of money as only about 2% is actually wheelchair accessible, we could either abandon my mum by herself in her chair or waste our money and not see the castle properly. When we queried this with reception we were told it 'wasnt her fault' and to write a bad review, so here it is! Such a shame as honesty towards disabled people is all that is required.
Written 1 May 2022
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John H
Stoke-on-Trent, UK8 contributions
Apr 2022 • Couples
What a great Castle to visit, in the heart of the Town and has everything you would want from a Castle, turrets, walls, big stately rooms. It is a ruin but very impressive and bigger once inside the grounds. The staff were very helpful and friendly, on had to help whenever needed. A must if you are going to visit Ludlow.
Written 26 April 2022
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David N
Manchester, UK125 contributions
Mar 2022
One of the best ruined Castles we've seen.
A very large area and it is easy to envisage how things were all those years ago - and why they chose this site.
Written 18 April 2022
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Tinyclanger66
Chelmsford, UK13 contributions
Apr 2022
Although a ruin, there is lots to explore in the castle, nooks and crannies to hide in and towers to climb to get the best view of Ludlow.
Written 8 April 2022
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pamart
Cheshire60 contributions
Mar 2022
Much larger than it looks from the outside. It is easy to visualise life inside the castle as it was in medieval times. Well worth a visit.
Written 5 April 2022
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GoingGuide
Nottingham, UK1,041 contributions
Aug 2021 • Couples
Great place, full of history. Shows the clear cganges in structure over the centuries. Good value for money. Interesting art gallery to visit also, which shows otger areas of historical significance.
Written 4 April 2022
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Rebecca F
Staffordshire, UK95 contributions
Mar 2022 • Family
This castle is very historically significant and so is well worth a look around. However, if you are not so historically minded, then it still offers possibly the best views of Ludlow and the surrounding countryside - a truly beautiful spot.
Written 21 March 2022
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