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Hopton Castle Ruin

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Craven Arms, Hopton Castle, England
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Beautiful

A lovely place situated amongst the sheep. Atmospheric and with lots if information available. A... read more

Reviewed 6 October 2016
Lesley W
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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Lovely quiet castle

I doubt I'd have found this place without Tricounty Tours, but I was so pleased that I did! It's a... read more

Reviewed 19 August 2016
MummRa_8
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Worcestershire, United Kingdom
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6 Oct 2016
“Beautiful ”
19 Aug 2016
“Lovely quiet castle”
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Craven Arms, Hopton Castle, England
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Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

A lovely place situated amongst the sheep. Atmospheric and with lots if information available. A must.

1  Thank Lesley W
Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

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

1  Thank MummRa_8
Reviewed 6 November 2015 via mobile

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

1  Thank RachelCockett
Reviewed 14 August 2015 via mobile

Nice little stopping place for a picnic. Plenty of information to read about the ruins. You can enter the ground floor of the castle but unfortunately can't go any higher to take in the views.

1  Thank 2wenty3hree
Reviewed 25 June 2015

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

1  Thank doc50
Reviewed 19 May 2015

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

1  Thank lj99
Reviewed 8 February 2015 via mobile

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

3  Thank wagatron
Reviewed 1 November 2014 via mobile

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

2  Thank Dennis P
Reviewed 1 September 2014

like the beauty place really big garden nice for go to walk the great park ride horse for afternoom go to dinner see noom

1  Thank carmen409
Reviewed 13 September 2013

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

1  Thank Abrumar
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