Welcome to Ludlow Castle, an unusually complete range of medieval buildings with a varied history of Norman Fortress, Fortified Palace, Administrative Centre and finally the romantic ruin it is today. Owned by the Earl of Powis Estates since the early eighteen hundreds, the castle was purchased to prevent its destruction. As well hosting thousands of day visitors throughout the year it is now central to several annual festivals and events that have become famous countrywide, thus increasing a well documented inheritance and literary traditions.The castle holds its own family events during the school holidays with a growing portfolio that includes Guided Tours, Have a go Archery and Living History, Birds of Prey flying displays and a Medieval Christmas Fayre in November.Castle House, the last grand mansion built in Ludlow, was sympathetically restored in 2006 and provides an artist's and jewellery-maker's shop, tea rooms serving traditional English teas, a number of 5* self catering apartments for 3,4 and 7 night stays together with fine function rooms for hire.
There are not many castles such as Ludlow Castle that can still be proud of being privately owned for just over two hundred years. Ludlow itself is a very charming market town, and with hints of both Chester and Stratford upon Avon, you cannot help but fall in love with the place. This of course is helped along greatly by the backdrop of this magnificent Medieval Bastion. Set in amazing grounds, the castle plays host to many events throughout the year. I really enjoyed my visit here and with the addition of the charming new Tearooms, it was an added bonus.. There is so much to see within the walls of the castle, and the grounds would make a great place for a picnic. No trip to Shropshire is complete without a visit to Ludlow Castle.
Ideally set in the picturesque village of Burwarton, this venue is one to not miss out on. Yes! It is one of the top country pubs and restaurants in the area. At a short distance from both Ludlow and Bridgnorth, it is located in an idyllic countryside setting. *