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An attractive folly in the castle grounds

Thomas Telford built this attractive folly when he restored Shrewsbury Castle as a house for the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Ludlow, United Kingdom
Nice view

The castle grounds are free and it is thus worth climbing the stairs to view the tower and the... read more

Reviewed 6 November 2018
Tallinn, Estonia
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Thomas Telford built this attractive folly when he restored Shrewsbury Castle as a house for the local MP William Pulteney (said to be the wealthiest man in England). Laura was Pulteney's daughter (later 1st Countess of Bath). A stone path climbs to the folly which...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank PeteWLaw
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A great place to get some peace and quite if your busy shopping and need a rest. Beautiful views over the countryside, river and city with plenty of clean seats and you walk through beautiful gardens to get to the tower. A steep path and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 798nh
Reviewed 8 November 2018

we visited here before going into the military museum as it is all on the same site. Lovely views from here.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank tigers7446
Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

The castle grounds are free and it is thus worth climbing the stairs to view the tower and the views from that platform. You cannot go inside but it is nice enough.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank shiltsa
Reviewed 19 October 2018

Unable to visit the Shropshire Regimental Museum, as it is closed on Thursdays. However just inside the entrance gates, there is a flight of stone steps leading up to Laura's Tower. In itself a lovely looking building, but is also a very good place to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank David H
Reviewed 16 October 2018

Free to enter the castle grounds and you can climb the steps up to Laura’s tower. Worth a visit the grounds aren’t that big so don’t need much time there. There’s a museum in the grounds which you have to pay to look round.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Sarah P
Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

We tried to visit the castle and tower on Sunday but was disappointed to find it closed. We managed to find a spare half an hour Monday to come visit. It's a lovely tower with limited views of Shrewsbury. The tower itself was closed which...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 344kathh
Reviewed 30 September 2018

Part of the Castle and make sure you assend for the views and to take photos. You can look back at the castle and feel you are a part of history.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Mike F
Reviewed 1 September 2018 via mobile

My partner and I went to see the museum grounds and Laura's Tower when visiting the area. There are a few different areas to view regimental history on the grounds before or after seeing the tower. Very nice views and great photo opportunities! Worth a...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Gordon C
Reviewed 30 August 2018

Can only praise this place,we married at the castle in 2009, the staff were absolutely brilliant,couldn't do enough to help us. The tower was an added bonus to the castle,perfect for pictures. A lovely place to visit on visit to Shrewsbury,views and gardens of castle...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank sanmarni
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