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A Tudor time capsule !

This house is magnificent and, as others have stated, is well worth the £3 entrance fee especially... read more

Reviewed 3 June 2018
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Unique experience of house and owner.

I’ve given this four stars because it’s nothing like any other Tudor home I’ve visited. I can see... read more

Reviewed 13 May 2018
Catherine H
Tonbridge, United Kingdom
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Castle Square, Ludlow SY8 1AY, England
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Reviewed 24 September 2018

As already stated, but just to confirm, in Sept 2018 we were informed that there is a new owner and the building is not open to view at all. I too was looking forward to seeing inside, but the exterior is pretty impressive, so have...More

Thank Hillwalkers_12
Ben T, Manager at Castle Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2018

Just to confirm Castle Lodge is closed for renovation and refurbishment. It's quite a big project so we can't give any dates yet as to when it will be finished, but we'll update this page once we have a bit more of an idea. It's...More

Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

We were so looking forward to visiting Castle Lodge, sadly it is closed with a hand written sign saying “private”. Spoke to a local who said it had been sold and has know idea who has bought it. I hope it will have some restoration...More

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Reviewed 3 July 2018

My better half had this little gem on the "to do" list, a private dwelling which an elderly gentlemen still calls home. Castle Lodge at Ludlow is a medieval Tudor house, which is supposedly haunted by the spirit of Catherine of Aragon. She and her...More

3  Thank Michael T
Reviewed 3 June 2018

This house is magnificent and, as others have stated, is well worth the £3 entrance fee especially for anyone interested in history. It's a one off experience to see how the Tudors and Elizabethans lived which will quite surprise you as it sure did me!...More

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Reviewed 30 May 2018 via mobile

This one is a must visit. The wood panelling and build of this wonderful old building should not be missed. They filmed Nell Gwen there and the rickety old 4 stories are truly worth the £3 entry charge which all goes into restoration.

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Reviewed 13 May 2018

I’ve given this four stars because it’s nothing like any other Tudor home I’ve visited. I can see some people might not get why I enjoyed it so much. The house belongs to a senior gentleman who lets you wander round this former home of...More

1  Thank Catherine H
Reviewed 25 April 2018 via mobile

This is a real find and a must-see, especially in sunshine/shower April. Open 7 days a week and privately owned, the elderly, possible viewed as eccentric, proprietor answers when you ring the bell: he lives in the house too! Other reviewers say it was dusty...More

Thank Sandria L
Reviewed 10 March 2018

This one of the most incredible buildings I have ever been in. Privately owned, it will privately die along with it’s owner if someone doesn’t step in and do something. This building sits along side the Tower of London and Hampton Court in order of...More

Thank Simon C
Reviewed 10 March 2018 via mobile

What an amazing place... This is privately owned home, cared for by an elderly gentleman that lives in 1 room of the house in the hopes of preserving this grade 2 listed building. It's amazing that the building has been virtually untouched and boasts many...More

Thank Debbie C
Reviewed 4 March 2018

A lovely period building,sadly neglected.It is worth £3. charge to see the wooden panelling , but would be better with a dust and signs over the pictures and saying what the rooms were used for .Sadly the most interesting rooms had damaged props-in the nursery...More

Thank Nicola K
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24 April 2016|
Response from Sandria L | Reviewed this property |
The gentleman who owns the house lives in it and it is open 7 days a week - you ring the bell to gain entry (entry fee £3). If it is closed, i.e no reply, he may be out or not well, so try again as it is worth seeing. I... More
2 April 2016|
Response from Sandria L | Reviewed this property |
No restaurant but the Castle Lodge Buttery is next door.
28 November 2015|
Response from Hillwalkers_12 |
As a poster stated elsewhere, there is a new owner (summer 2018) and the property is no longer open to view. The building must be listed so has some protection, although not the same as providing the money to maintain it!