Ludlow Castle

Ludlow Castle

Ludlow Castle is a ruined medieval castle you can visit in Ludlow, Shropshire. The castle stands on a promontory hill overlooking the town and the river. It was one of the first stone castles to be built in England. There are even rooms you can stay in within the castle.

You can walk through the castle grounds and see the once-Norman Fortress that was extended to become a fortified Royal Palace. It was abandoned in 1689 and soon fell into ruin. The castle is privately owned and hosts a number of annual events. They also hold special family events during the school holidays which include guided tours, living history, birds of prey flying displays and more.

A section of the castle was restored in 2006 and now houses shops, a gallery and a cafe. They also often have child-friendly trails available for the little ones so make sure you enquire when you arrive.

Further Information Ludlow Castle

Is there food and drink available?

There is a tea room serving hot and cold food and drinks. You are welcome to bring a picnic.

What are the main things to do?

Ruined castle you can explore with a host of annual events, and family-friendly activities during school holidays. There are toilets and a cafe.

What are the ticket prices?

An adult ticket costs £8, children 6-15 £3.50 and children aged under 6 are free. Other pricing options including family tickets are available.
Prices are subject to change and/or discounts online.

Is there parking?

There are a range of car parks in Ludlow, most of which are pay and display.

When are they open?

Ludlow Castle is open for most of the year. For up-to-date opening times please visit their website.

Dog friendly?

Dogs are welcome in the Castle and the Tea Room’s Courtyard as long as they are kept on a lead.

Are they accessible?

Please contact the venue

Ludlow Castle
Ludlow Castle

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