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“Impressive castle”
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 17 April 2018 via mobile

Impressive castle with a great views from the tower. Nice to be able to wander around and explore freely. Very muddy when we visited and more could be done in this regard (gravel pathways etc) but mud didn’t stop us exploring all accessible areas. There are toilets and a gift shop here too.

Date of experience: April 2018
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"food festival"
in 47 reviews
"information boards"
in 70 reviews
"well worth a visit"
in 127 reviews
"park and ride"
in 19 reviews
"christmas fayre"
in 23 reviews
"gift shop"
in 69 reviews
"nooks and crannies"
in 27 reviews
"run around"
in 16 reviews
"plenty of space"
in 16 reviews
"lovely walk"
in 16 reviews
"beautiful town"
in 16 reviews
"entrance fee"
in 35 reviews
"great place to visit"
in 32 reviews
"per adult"
in 22 reviews
"surrounding countryside"
in 32 reviews
"prince arthur"
in 32 reviews
"steeped in history"
in 27 reviews

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Reviewed 15 April 2018

Really pleasantly surprised by how much there is to see, and imagine. Wonderful Norman chapel in the centre. 5 year old had a great time exploring. Indubitably significant site- where history veered off course for Catholic England, with the death of Prince Arthur. The Princes in the Tower (those allegedly bumped off by R3) also lodged here. The entrance price was very reasonable, and under 6s go free.
I recommend the cafe. We dined incredibly well for a very reasonable sum. Lovely fishcakes for just a fiver. When we left we remarked on how that had been the best reasonably priced lunch we had had for ages.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Fritzi9
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Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

This is a lovely castle that has more to see than initially thought. Some areas are in great shape and you can really feel the history around you. The view from the top of the tower both over the river and the town are lovely. Even on a murky day we got some lovely photos.

The ticket prices are reasonable. I would recommend buying a guide of the castle with your ticket to really give an insight into what you are seeing. The cheaper guide points out some interesting hidden facts that the information boards don't cover.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Jackie583
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Reviewed 12 April 2018 via mobile

We spent a good three hours wandering around and exploring Ludlow Castle. It was great to be able to explore and climb up some of the tours and as it was sunny we had a nice picnic in the outer courtyard.

The map on the back of the ticket was helpful to help us imagine what was going on and what life was like, but Information about the castle and the rooms we were in around the castle itself was sparse and there were many times where we didn’t really know what we were looking at.

Really enjoyed visiting though.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank DeebzJH
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Reviewed 11 April 2018 via mobile

Visited with six children.. although there isn't a great deal there the kids had amazing time!
Price was very reasonable.
Really worth the trip.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Halloween22
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