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“Lifeless and dull”
Review of Ludlow Castle

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 5 August 2014

Such an amazing place sadly sold short by the audio guide and the information. Compared to Stokeshay Castle (English Heritage) which was vibrant and full of guided activity, Ludlow was a dutiful, boring, dull visit. Nothing for children to learn apart from how much noise they could make from echoes in the various rooms. As oldies we were prepared to read everything and listen carefully, but we found the audio guide confusing and uninteresting. The characterisation was weak and that was reflected in the guide boards around the castle itself. A disappointing visit.

Thank Maxine P
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Reviewed 3 August 2014

I was so disappointed with the castle, there is very little signage in the grounds so if you dont buy the audio I expect it just looks like any old ruin. The view from the top of the castle is wonderful if you are able to climb the many spiral stairs, but again no signage explaining views etc..... I have been to many castles and loved them and I did expect more from this , so buy the audio or its a waste of time. I would not hurry back to see it !!!!

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Reviewed 3 August 2014

It's a nice site for walking around and we enjoyed an hour looking around, but if you're looking for an in-depth, historical experience this probably isn't a good value.

Thank JeninRome
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Reviewed 2 August 2014

Although it is in ruins you can get a real feeling of how people lived in days gone by. Marvelous views from the top of the tower.

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Reviewed 30 July 2014

First thing I liked about this castle is that it didn't cost and arm and leg to get in :) overall very nice castle great family day out.

1  Thank David H
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