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Ludlow Castle

  • Ludlow
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Ages 4+
  • Tourist Attractions, Castles and Palaces, Parks and Playgrounds

Attraction Information

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 jewellery-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.

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Opening hours

Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 17:00


Adults: £5.00

Senior/student: £4.50

Family (2 adults, 2 children): £13.50

Children: £2.50

Under 6's: Free

Travel & Contact Information


Castle Square, Ludlow, Shropshire, SY8 1AY, England

Phone number

01584 874465



Click here to visit Ludlow Castle's website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Yes, there is parking nearby.

Yes, there are toilets, accessible toilets and baby changing facilities.

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

Yes, there are baby changing facilities.

Yes, you can bring a picnic.

Baby changing facilities are available in Castle House.

Yes, snacks are available.

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.

Yes, Ludlow Castle is wheelchair friendly and has accessible toilets.

Yes, Ludlow Castle have stated they are pushchair friendly.

Ludlow Castle has not told us if they are dog friendly.

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