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Rowton Castle is a beautiful 17th century, grade 2 listed building, set in 17 acres of tranquil grounds, six miles west from the historic town of Shrewsbury. We are the perfect venue for a prestigious function, or a few days away from it all. We are the fairytale venue for a Wedding. A perfect setting, coupled with excellent food and service, guarantee you and your guests a most memorable occasion.
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Free parking
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Free breakfast
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NAA wrote a review 5 Apr
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Attended the castle for my cousin’s wedding in February. It was absolutely beautiful, the grounds, the castle, the bedrooms, everything. The staff were very friendly and helpful and we had a wonderful weekend. An amazing venue and and amazing day had by all.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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John M wrote a review 1 Apr
Axminster, United Kingdom282 contributions146 helpful votes
The location is a dream and the castle is very impressive. All the staff were polite and friendly. The food was good and the rooms adequate. Pitty no charge points for electric cars. All the waiters and waitresses worked well together. Food was very good.
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Gillian E wrote a review Mar 2024
Wolverhampton, United Kingdom28 contributions12 helpful votes
Wow, what a truly magical and amazing experience from start to finish. We recently attended our son and daughter-in-law’s wedding there, it was perfect. The venue and surrounding areas are absolutely stunning, from the breathtaking view as you first encounter it along the drive way, to the Welsh countryside from the beautifully decorative rooms, is purely idyllic. The attentiveness to detail and the service given was wonderful, the staff are a credit to the team. The food was delicious, well balanced and beautifully presented, all adding to the overall experience. We had a fabulous time, creating many memories and would highly recommend this truly incredible place.
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Room Tip: Highly recommended, you won’t regret it!
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debral934 wrote a review Mar 2024
Leicestershire, United Kingdom27 contributions24 helpful votes
Wonderful Castle. We stayed for two nights here. The Castle itself is an amazing place to stay. The staff are super friendly and go out of their way to help you with anything. Our room was immaculately clean , comfy bed and tea, coffee etc and biscuits replenished everyday. We had evening meal here twice as the food was so yummy. Have recommended to all our friends and family and we will definitely be going back. Thank you!
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Sharon S wrote a review Feb 2024
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We were looking for a couple of nights away, and I've always wanted to stay in a castle in a 4 poster bed. Rowton Castle didn't disappoint! We stayed in the yockleton room. Gorgeous room. Had everything you needed. Breakfast and service was 100%. Super comfy bed. Staff were lovely. Will definitely go back. Highly recommend 👌
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Room Tip: There isn't a lift so there are stairs up to your room.
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Christine Riordan wrote a review Feb 2024
Kingswinford, United Kingdom14 contributions5 helpful votes
Absolutely fabulous place to stay. Only negative we had go up 4 flights of stairs . Food excellent both evening meal and breakfast. Can’t wait to go back in September for my daughter’s wedding . Drinks are a reansonable price. Staff couldn’t do anything more
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Date of stay: February 2024
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chris wrote a review Feb 2024
Grayshott, United Kingdom3 contributions
We attended a local auction and needed a place to stay the night. After looking at the price of a local Travelodge, we discovered we could stay in a Castle and feel like an Earl for one night for few pounds more! From the minute we arrived, we felt very welcome and valued. I couldn’t fault the room and they very kindly even gave us a room upgrade too with beautiful view over the gardens and the Welsh Hills. Full English breakfast in the morning was faultless. All the staff are very friendly but Johann and Lorraine are two standouts and are an asset to this venue. This is normally an up market wedding venue but mid week and in low season you can stay in luxury at a great price point. Thank you again for a really lovely stay and we hope to pass your way again sometime soon.
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Loads of free parking and only a 10 minute drive into Shrewsbury town centre. Tea and coffee...
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Scott186368 wrote a review Dec 2023
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom18 contributions37 helpful votes
I organised a surprise birthday for my wife. Asked for a private room, for a party of 9 for dinner and drinks. The hotel quickly arranged this, there was no fuss and no request for deposits until a week before the date. Also asked for the guests to be escorted into the room 15 minutes before we arrived and everything was perfectly on time. My wife was thrilled with the surprise, the room was wonderful and spacious . The manager played the role to perfection, pointing to the door to relax there just before dinner, which lead her directly into our party. No problems to set up the balloons and flowers and organise the welcome drinks. Dinner was excellent, a menu selection of a 3 course set up, everyone was very pleased with their choices and commented on was well everything was cooked and presented. Drinks were retrieved from the bar just outside our room, the waitress was friendly and efficient. Pricing for the evening was quite reasonable in my opinion. The service was good and just enough attention to feel welcome and not intrusive. Overall a great night and would recommend Rowton castle for parties or just an evening out. Thank you to Rowton castle and all the staff for hosting providing a special evening for us all.
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Date of stay: December 2023
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youngadrian wrote a review Dec 2023
Pontypridd, United Kingdom9 contributions10 helpful votes
I attended Thomas & Laura's Wedding 4th Dec. The whole event was magical. Food was excellent and staff & service exceptional. Breakfast was very good and overall Christmas experience definitely deserves a 10 plus. Thank you Rowton Castle.
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Eleanor B wrote a review Nov 2023
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The staff here are just wonderful…the most welcoming and happiest I have come across in ages… perhaps it is the wonderful surroundings? We stayed as a one night jolly as part of a visit to Shrewsbury. There is a city park and ride 5 minutes from the hotel which is also very convenient. Room was very pretty with a wonderful view. The breakfast was very good, I had full English which was cooked to order. Slightly disappointed in my evening meal but that might have been a bad choice rather than the cooking. My husband thoroughly enjoyed his. We would definitely come again..though… A few little things to mention, There is no lift and our room was two floors up and the stairs were very steep, quite prohibitive for some people with cases. Our room was a tad cold, it was November after all, and the room was not as warm as I would like it. The walls between rooms are very thin, we could hear the people in the next room quite clearly. The hospitality tray had no teaspoon and a couple more ordinary tea bags would have been appreciated. Lastly, and I know this is petty, if you order some crisps with your pre dinner drinks it would be so much nicer to put them in a dish not put the bag on the table… not very classy. However all said this is a classy establishment and though a wedding venue primarily, it makes a great place to stay visiting Shrewsbury and the area if you can booked in!
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Room Tip: Check room access. No lifts and stairs quite steep Handy for Shrewsbury… park and ride 5 minutes...
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Frequently Asked Questions about Rowton Castle
Which popular attractions are close to Rowton Castle?
Nearby attractions include Border Quad Trekking (4.1 miles), Church of St Peter (3.7 miles), and Ralph Jandrell Pottery (4.7 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Rowton Castle?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Rowton Castle?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Rowton Castle?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Rowton Castle?
Conveniently located restaurants include Elsies Vintage Tea Room and Pie Parlour, The Yockleton Arms, and Ego at the Grapes, Shrewsbury.
Does Rowton Castle offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Are there any historical sites close to Rowton Castle?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Shrewsbury Prison (7.2 miles), Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery (7.0 miles), and Shrewsbury Abbey (7.4 miles).