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Ludlow Castle
Ranked #5 of 26 things to do in Ludlow
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 31 August 2011

We spent a weekend in Ludlow and just had to visit the famous castle.
It was awesome.
It's huge and the info boards show just what it was probably like.
I find it quite mind blowing what they could build without the benefits of degrees in architecture, the modern tools we have now at our disposal......and the time!
A must for every visitor to Ludlow

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"entrance fee"
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"prince arthur"
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Reviewed 9 August 2011

We spent a good couple of hours here on Sunday. We arrived about 11 am and it was relatively quiet but had definitely got busier by the time we left. We paid an extra £2 each for the audio guides which were really good. The Castle is in a really good condition considering parts of it are Norman and it is easy to visualise (with the audio guides) how it must have looked through the different ages. If you are interested in history you will be surprised at how many famous people that you have read about have stayed/lived at the castle.

1  Thank HPPhotosmart
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Reviewed 30 July 2011

on sunday the 24th july mysellf&wife &friends went to ludlow for the day out ,the castle is worth a visit,there is a market open all week just by the castle,there are plenty of resturants
to go and eat ,if you like picnics there are plenty of areas on the way or around the castle areas.if you have children there are plenty of things to do.

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Reviewed 16 May 2011

We have visited the castle on a number of occasions in the past for various events. Always had an nice time. The christmas market has always provided us with some lovely gifts. However, on this recent visit as my family and I approached the entance we entered the gate at the side of the shop, directly infront of the castle, only to be 'ran at' by a rude lady who obviously thought we were trying to smuggle into the grounds ( unlikely considering there was 8 of us including a pushchair, carrying a picnic etc). Her attitude was very abrupt saying " you can't come in here without paying", ushered us out of the gate, nearly catching the heels of my elderly mother with the closing gate.
We were very unlikely to want to go in through "the correct entance" (sorry it wasn't clear to us!). Hence we decided to leave Ludlow Castle never to return, very upset about our treatment!

7  Thank el43
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Reviewed 26 April 2011

If you're interested in Castles don't go to this one! The 'interpretation' is virtually non existent. Every room, or hall, or space has no interpretation boards to tell you where you are. You have to rely on a piece of paper bought for 50p from staff which give very minimal information. Staff told me it's a complaint they get all the time but the owners take no notice. Is this to do I wonder with them forcing you to buy a book to walk around with. If you have children who just want to run around and you sit down on the green to watch them then this is the place for you. If you are interested in Castle history and evolution then avoid Ludlow. All Castles run by the Government organisations are educational. The Earls of Shrewsbury who own Ludlow should listen to their staff.

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