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Ludlow Castle

Ludlow CastleCastle Square
Telephone: 01584 874465


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, 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 artists' and jewelery-makers' 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.

Visit our website for up-to-date information on events and news.

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It may be worth checking out Ludlow Castle's website to see if there are any special events or seasonal fun things to do that may be going on during the day.

We do strongly suggest you contact Ludlow Castle before you set off on your family day out, just to make sure they are open and to confirm admission prices, as there is nothing worse than disappointed kids in the back of your car after a long journey.

Opening Times

2016 Details:
10.00am to 5.00pm.


"I'm hungry"

They have tea rooms in Castle House with a seasonal menu and their specialty traditional english tea. All produce is locally sourced and hand-made on site.

"Can I have one of those?"

Visit the Castle shop for souvenirs ranging from rubbers and pencils to books and your very own swords and shields.

"i need a wee"

Toilets facilities in the Castle Shop, and in Castle House for the tea rooms including disabled and baby changing.

and baby come too...

Baby changing facilities are available in Castle House.

Directions any top tips?

Combine your historic trip to Ludlow with a visit to St Lawrence Church and the Museum (which is part of the library). Details for both can be found at the Tourist Information Centre on Castle Square.

Prices & Admission

2016 Prices:

Adults: £5.00
Senior/student: £4.50
Family: £13.50 - 2 adults 2 children
Children: £2.50
Under 6s go free!


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Ludlow CastleCastle Square
Telephone: 01584 874465