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Stokesay Castle, Ludlow

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  • 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.  more »
  • A tranquil fortified Manor House . Alas only a shell , but its spirit is still pulsating beneath the surface. And there's always some nice cake to have in the tiny cafe .  more »
  • Visited here with my mum, sister, brother in law and niece. All the staff were amazing. The tea rooms were amazing- the cakes looked incredible. Only advice i have is maybe a sign from car park to the...  more »
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  • Lovely little fortified manor (its not really a castle), however its ridiculously expensive for what's on offer. Not worth the entrance fee in my opinion. Surrounding countryside is lovely and the tearooms/cafe by the car park serves some nice food at mid range prices. Dogs are welcome outside and they have water bowls dotted around.
  • A quaint, small size but well maintained 13th century castle. Parking costs a pound and you can park until the parking lot closes, which is 4pm. Pretty attractive, though at 8 plus pounds per adult we didn't feel like springing for admittance. There are bathrooms and a small gift shop on site. The moat hike isn't ticketed, and you can take a short 5 min walk around the castle. There is a small church next door where you can take a quick look as well.
  • This was an unplanned extra visit on a day out in the area and it was a pleasant surprise. A lovely place to visit with a good cafe and audio guide. Well worth the visit as slightly off the beaten track so to speak and wasn't too busy compared to say Ludlow Castle. English Heritage staff great as ever.
  • Fab little castle, nothing written, you'll have to have the audio or just yluse your own imagination :) There's a nice cafe next tot he carpark with a pretty good selection of hot and cold food. I still don't understand why it's £8:30 without gift aid and then over £9 with gift aid. I thought they claimed the tax back, not take more from the customer.
  • A fortified manor house built by a wealthy 13th century wool merchant called Lawrence of Ludlow. It's definitely very different to most castles standing today, because the most impressive features are almost certainly the striking yellow wooden gatehouse, and the amazingly well preserved great hall. Well worth a visit and combine it with some other welsh border castles to see the difference.
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