Ludlow Castle | Day Out With The Kids

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Ludlow Castle

Ludlow, Shropshire, England

  • Outside view of Ludlow Castle
  • Cafe and outdoor seating area at Ludlow Castle
  • Fort at Ludlow Castle

Attraction Information

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Ages: 4+

Venue type: Indoor and Outdoor

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.

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


  • Snacks Snacks Available
  • Picnics Picnics Allowed
  • Toilets Toilets Available
  • Baby Baby Changing Available
  • Disabled Disabled Toilets Available
  • Wheelchair Wheelchair Friendly
  • Parking Parking Available Nearby
  • Pushchair Pushchair Friendly

Getting There and Contact Information


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


Click here to visit Ludlow Castle's website
01584 874465

Standard Opening Times and Pricing

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

More Information


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

Baby food facilities

Baby changing facilities are available in Castle House.

Gift shop

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

Eating information

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.