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Shropshire has a legacy of battles, historic sites, and atmospheric ruins. All with stories for you to discover! Here’s your guide to Shropshires Castles.

Step into the finest and best‑preserved fortified medieval Manor House in England! Stokesay Castle was constructed at the end of the 13th century by Laurence of Ludlow, who at the time was one of the richest men in England. It remains a treasure by‑passed by time, one of the best places to visit in England to experience what medieval life was like. It’s free to enter with an English Heritage membership with a cafe on site.


Ludlow Castle is set in the glorious Shropshire countryside at the heart of the superb, bustling black and white market town of Ludlow. Walkthrough the castle grounds and see the ancient houses of kings, queens, princes, judges, and the nobility ‑ a glimpse into the lifestyle of medieval society. Grab refreshments from the Castle Cafe and browse the gift shop!

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The strikingly picturesque and romantic ruins are steeped in much history, tales of bitter border warfare, romance and legend. The castle is free to enter and has a tearoom on site.

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Shrewsbury Castle

The castle stands at the top of a hill and was built as a defensive fortification for Shrewsbury, which was otherwise protected by the River Severn. Climb the castle walls for amazing views and some people watching from high above the town. The grounds are free to visit and perfect for picnics too!

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Not a castle, but in fact the ruins of what was once the fourth largest city in Roman Britain! Wander the remains of the bathhouse and explore the reconstructed townhouse from a city that was almost as large as Pompeii. Discover the daily lives of the people who lived here with the audio tour and through their objects found here and on display in the museum.

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Looking for more incredible sites to visit? you can discover even more incredible castles, historic buildings and UNESCO world heritage sites here

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