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“Great Castle, but no info!”
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 24 August 2014

Me and my husband had a good day here walking around and exploring the castle, however, I was very disappointed with the fact that there is almost no signage.
When the first born son of the monarch was born, they were sent here to learn how to govern this small kingdom, so that when the time came, the young King would be able to run the country from London. But there was literally nothing to read! So disappointing. Henry VIII has stayed here before. Also Mary I and Edward V (who never was, as he was murdered in the tower with his brother) all lived here. You would not come away from Ludlow Castle learning something new, or why the castle is so important to our history.
On the plus side, the castle ruins are great to look at. If you use your imagination, you can see what it would have looked like several hundred years ago. Also if you can manage the walk up to the top of the castle, the view is amazing! You will get to see the castle view from above for miles around.

Thank LindsayVine31
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Reviewed 24 August 2014 via mobile

Great attraction for our day in Ludlow. A lot more to see than we realised.

Not badly priced, but the information leaflet given was a little poor.

Be aware though, if you've got young kids, some of the steps etc are quite difficult.

Thank Fusspotpb
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Reviewed 22 August 2014

Ludlow Castle is a Grade I listed building and a scheduled ancient monument. It was begun in the 11th century and became an important medieval palace and stronghold, but it began to crumble in the 17th century and there is now little to see apart from stone walls. Perhaps the castle’s most interesting feature is the remains of an unusual circular chapel in the inner ward, which has been dated to the 12th century. You also have the chance to climb to the top of the keep for lovely views of the town, the Teme valley and the surrounding hills.

If you wish to learn about the history of the castle, I recommend visiting the down-to-earth Wikipedia page (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ludlow_Castle) rather than the annoyingly overdesigned official website (www.ludlowcastle.com).

Thank MrAndrewHaynes
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Reviewed 22 August 2014

well worth a visit especially any tudor history buffs lots to see and the information boards make it easy to envisage how it was.

Thank andrealouise68
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Reviewed 19 August 2014 via mobile

The castle is technically ruins but you can wander about and go up some of the towers for some excellent views of the countryside. I liked that the ticket was actually an info sheet and map of the castle layout. I was also impressed that pets were allowed within the area. Families were there with kids and dogs. Great for anyone.

Thank silveroses69
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