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Ludlow Castle

Castle Square | Castle Square, Ludlow SY8 1AY, England
+44 1584 873355
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Really good visit

Full of history....the round chapel is the star! The Tudor additions add interest. Take time for... read more

Reviewed 12 July 2018
feedallbirds
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Somerset, UK
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Castle was good. Cafe service poor.

Visited the castle on Sunday. The castle was enjoyable, plenty to keep you occupied. The visit to... read more

Reviewed 11 July 2018
David F
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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.
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Castle Square | Castle Square, Ludlow SY8 1AY, England
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Reviewed 12 July 2018 via mobile

Full of history....the round chapel is the star! The Tudor additions add interest. Take time for contemplation in the setting. All the staff we met were chatty and helpful. Thank you.

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Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile

Visited the castle on Sunday. The castle was enjoyable, plenty to keep you occupied. The visit to the cafe was less enjoyable. They were short staffed. The 4 cups of tea arrived quickly enough. The 4 scones and cream did not arrive for 45 minutes...More

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Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile

My husband and I visited recently. The castle is beautiful and we had a great time just wandering around the grounds. However,we would have liked some more information dotted around the castle to tell us about its history. We enjoyed our time there and it’s...More

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Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile

There really isn’t enough to see here, very few signs explaining what was what even with the children’s guide we couldn’t work out the layout. The walk around the outside down to the river was far more pleasant.

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Reviewed 10 July 2018

We had an hour or two to spare and so popped into the castle. It was much more interesting and bigger than we expected. Great views. Friendly staff.

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Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

Really enjoyed looking around the castle - very atmospheric & enjoyed exploring the ante-rooms and staircases. Some great views too!

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Reviewed 8 July 2018

Great castle that shows the history very clearly Home of the Mortimers and the intrigue of the time. Lovely outside space

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Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile

Ludlow Castle is in the middle of Ludlow so you can’t really miss it. If you get lucky you can even find a parking space nearby. The castle itself is a ruin, but a fairly intact one, so you can climb up numerous towers and...More

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Reviewed 5 July 2018 via mobile

You may describe yourself as an "outdoor" castle, Ludlow, and it's true that you have no roof or ceilings any more, but what a joy it was to wander round your various rooms and explore the books and crannies. Even better were the spiral staircases...More

1  Thank hammarskjold
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Reviewed 3 July 2018

Built after the Norman conquest in the 11th century, Ludlow castle and was one of the first stone castles to be built in England. Not as grand as some of the other castles we visited on our holiday adventure driving around Wales, but we crossed...More

Thank Michael T
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Jacky H
1 June 2017|
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Response from Ludlow Castle S | Property representative |
There are several car parks around Ludlow, long and short stay. They are all within 10 minutes walk of the castle which in itself is a treat through Ludlow's medieval streets. £5 Adult, £4.50 over 60 or student, £2.50 child... More
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ElectricFish
28 February 2017|
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Response from Ludlow Castle S | Property representative |
Hi, thank you for your enquiry. The Castle is open to the public from 10.00am to 5.00pm on Saturday 10th June. The Event is in the function rooms of Castle House which is totally separate
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Ludlow Castle S
14 July 2015|
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Response from Ludlow Castle S | Property representative |
Dogs are very welcome in the Castle and Courtyard of the Tea Rooms as long as they are kept on a lead at all times. We love our 4 legged friends. We also have 1 apartment Sir Henry Sidney that welcomes dogs, so if ever you... More
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