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“Beautiful Cast”
Review of Ludlow Castle

Ludlow Castle
Ranked #5 of 18 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 9 April 2018

Ludlow is such a lovely town (or is it a large village?) with the Castle at the centre of it. Great castle ruins with lots to see and very interesting history if you love the Wars of the Roses

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Lisa D
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"gift shop"
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"nooks and crannies"
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"run around"
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"lovely walk"
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"plenty of space"
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"beautiful town"
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"entrance fee"
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"per adult"
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"great place to visit"
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"prince arthur"
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Reviewed 7 April 2018

Weather wise, I think we chose a bad day because there was a bit of rain and the ground was very muddy and a bit slippery in places, if only I'd know then I would have taken boots. Still a very nice castle to visit and you get a great view from the top of the town, countryside and river. There is a lot of interesting history surrounding the place, this had once been occupied by Catherine of Aragon.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Drum_Davey
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Reviewed 7 April 2018

We visited the castle after a lot of rain. The castle grounds were very muddy which resulted in limited access to large parts of the castle. The cost of the tickets for 3 adults and 2 children were £21 however we were only there for about 40 minutes due to the mud. It would have been helpful if the state of the grounds had been explained to us before entry. Would certainly avoid after a lot of rain.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank cathandjohn515
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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

Ludlow castle is a great visitor spot, not overly expensive (£6 pp or £5 for concessions) and unlike most places you are free to explore the whole area. There's a lot of proper castle structures still standing, and you can climb all the way to the top of the keep, where the views are amazing. We had a lovely afternoon, and it was well worth the gate fee. The castle tea rooms are also worth a visit whilst you're at it.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Andy G
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Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

We visited here with our 3 and 6 year olds and I’ve got to say I was a little disappointed. It was a very wet day and therefore very muddy. There were no staff around to give any insight into the history, or facts about the castle.
We were there about half an hour and had seen everything. I would say it is a bit over priced for what it is considering there was no tour included

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank LJMJ2010
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