Best Castles and Palaces In Shropshire

We've rounded up the best castles and palaces in Shropshire in our quest to discover brilliant family attractions and places to visit near you. There are 11 Shropshire castles and palaces to pick from.Alternatively, why not explore some other sightseeing days out nearby, including museums and art galleries. Find the perfect places to go with your kids and get out on your next adventure!

All the castles and palaces we list are rated according to the ages they are suitable for, facilities and whether they are suitable for rainy days or best when the sun is shining.

Many of the places we list are historic or educational in nature and would be suitable for class trips or as ways to keep the learning up whilst having fun over the school holidays.

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Powis Castle

  • Welshpool
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Castles and Palaces

Take a trip to the medieval Powis Castle - perched on a hilltop, overlooking Welshpool and the green Welsh fields, it opens up stunning views of the...

Ludlow Castle

  • Ludlow
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Welcome to Ludlow Castle, an unusually complete range of medieval buildings with a varied history of Norman Fortress, Fortified Palace, Administrativ...

Chirk Castle

  • Wrexham
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Castles and Palaces

Explore 700 years of history, in Chirk Castle! Towers, two-level dungeons and murder holes - Chirk Castle has it all. And a curious fact - it’s the o...

Stafford Castle

  • Stafford
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Castles and Palaces

The enthusiastic visitor centre here really brings Stafford Castle to life! The interior is designed to encourage a 'hands-on' approach to history; t...

Croft Castle and Parkland

  • Leominster
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Castles and Palaces

Croft Castle boasts over 1500 acres of surrounding farm, park and woodland to explore. The castle itself has numerous intriguing options for kids inc...

Cholmondeley Castle Gardens

  • Malpas
  • Outdoor
  • Castles and Palaces

Cholmondeley Castle is a short walk from the very popular Tea Room (producing a variety of food) takes you to the stables and paddocks, where you wil...

Dudley Zoo and Castle3 out of 5 starstotal reviews(2)

  • Dudley
  • Outdoor
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

If you think that not enough castles have zoos in their grounds, or vica versa, then Dudley Zoo and Castle is the place for you! Learn about lions, A...

Hartlebury Castle

  • Hartlebury
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Living in Worcestershire or paying a visit to the area? Enjoy a fun and educational morning or afternoon, or even a full day at Hartlebury Castle; it...

Beeston Castle and Woodland Park4.5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(2)

  • Tarporley
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Castles and Palaces

Handsome Beeston Castle in Tarporley, Cheshire is also known locally as The Castle Of The Rock. Active families can climb to the top of this impressi...

Tamworth Castle5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Tamworth
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Castles and Palaces

Step back in time at Tamworth Castle and make some great family memories! Find out what life was like from the castle’s Saxon beginnings right throug...

Eastnor Castle

  • Ledbury
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Castles and Palaces

Eastnor Castle is a fairy-tale Georgian castle in magical surroundings, with Deer Park, Lake and Arboretum. This award winning tourist attraction wil...

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