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“Generations of History”
Review of Stokesay Castle

Stokesay Castle
Ranked #3 of 26 things to do in Ludlow
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A wonderful site run by English Heritage. It was the location of a medieval manor house which has been developed to include a Great Hall, Gatehouse and Tower. The location puts it in a valley with rolling hills and the railway line nearby. The gift shop is very good and there is a cafe on site. The audio guide is excellent and tells you very clearly what to see and where to be to see it. Well worth visiting.

Thank ArkiCambridge
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely trip out ..definitely take the audio tour enhances your visit..lovely shop with local ice cream choices

Thank Donna B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stokesay castle is a nice little castle to explore. It's not very big and you can be round it in around 30 minutes or so. But it's very picturesque and you have a choice to go round with an audio tour which would make your visit last longer. It's well maintained aswell and carpark and cafe right next to it. Best of all if you want to extend your day out there are plenty of walks right near by in to the Shropshire hills.

Thank Neil T
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stokesay Castle is a very interesting fortified manor house near to the small town of Craven Arms. It was £8.30 for adult entry, plus another pound for the nearby car park.

This is not a large site, but for a small castle there are many interesting features to see. The most spectacular room is the Solar, which has wood panelled walls and a fantastic fireplace with various carvings. This is also the only room with any furnishing, the rest of the castle being essentially a ruin, and unchanged for hundreds of years.

In the cellar, you can see rings in the wall from where barrels were stored, and in another room the remains of old paintwork still cling to the wall. There are a number of Garderobes (castle toilets), and a nice tower which is not very high but still has great views of the surrounding countryside. As is often the case with such attractions, the stairs up to the tower are very steep and thus not suitable for all abilities.

Information regarding this castle was given by means of an audio guide. You are prompted to press various buttons and can listen to a brief history of each room. I would highly recommended the audio guide (it's free), because without it there are no information boards in the castle at all.

After finishing the main castle, there is a fascinating Gatehouse to see, as well as a 'moat walk' around the perimeter of the building (easily missed – entrance near the gatehouse). There is also the usual English Heritage gift shop and a tearoom located in the car park. For an extra, make sure to also visit the adjacent historic church, which is open to the public.

It may not be the biggest castle you can visit, but Stokesay is charming and has plenty of history to immerse yourself within!

Thank Eccentric87
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A charming place to visit. was much smaller than we thought from the pictures. Some bits were closed when we went due to snow damage a week or so before. Has a nice cafe.

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