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I doubt I'd have found this place without Tricounty Tours, but I was so pleased that I did! It's a lovely Norman keep in a fairly isolated part of Shropshire. There are enough details in place to try to build a mental map of what...More
OS map says castle ruin, which is true but there is more here than we expected. There is a proper car park.
A recently restored building made publicly accessible. Lovely stone keep with little rooms to explore. There is information about the history in the...More
This is a small keep and moat castle, off the beaten track near a small village. It has a history of part of the English Civil War, which is excellently summarised on story boards at the entrance. It is quiet, well maintained and obviously well...More
It's worth taking a minor detour if you're in the area to see this little ruin. It is free entry and parking and has really good information on the importance of Hopton Castle during the civil war. A hidden little gem and well done to...More
We were passing by on the way to Clun Castle, we enjoy castles and we are English Heritage Members. On the approach you are greeted with a Keep, and earthworks. The Castle does not seem much, but what struck us immediately was the love and...More
I saw the castle as I was passing through. The castle is free to visit and there is a small free car park right next to the castle. The castle is very small and is on a small mound. It is worth stopping off you...More
Built in the 14th century by an ancestor of mine, Walter De Hopton. Archaeologists believe it to have been constructed for comfort and convenience rather than as a defensive stronghold.
Its claim to fame occurred during the English Civil War. In 1644 the Castle was...More