Recommended Reviews for Ludlow Castle
7 reviews in English
Review from Qype User (_madel…)
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Ludlow Castle in an excellent site, it's well maintained & beautifully presented.
There are a number of parts of the castle still standing that are open to walk around & explore, on ground level, below ground level & one or two extremely high upper areas & towers complete with nauseating spiral staircases!
There is a tea room next to the site & a very well stocked gift shop at the entrance to the site, which amongst other things sells some rather wonderful wooden swords, knights helmets & knitting patterns for a chain mail suit.
All in all, a lovely sites & brilliant family day out.
Review from Qype User (george…)
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Clevedon, North Somerset
Entry fee is £5 which is more than reasonable.The Castle is suprisingly big, with loads of smaller rooms hidden away.Climb the steep steps up it's many Towers for some great views of Ludlow town centre and the surrounding countryside.
My only quibble would be that when climbing the narrow staircase of one of the Towers parts of the steps were 'caked' in Pigeon droppings, worse though was that the hand rail was covered quite extensivelly, this really should be cleaned and better maintained.
Other than that, well worth a visit in this lovely picturesque town.
Review from Qype User (sharna…)
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Lovely ludlow castle I have only been here once as it is usally too far for me to travel I wish it was closed to home. It is the type of castle I love a wonderful large medival ruin to wander around. There is a wonderful four storey tower with bedrooms It has a round chapel which is seperate from the main building and right in the middle of the courtyard and you can go around the kitchens and another ruined chapel
They have castle tours so you can find out more about the history of the castle and event days throughtout the year
There is a nice little gift shop selling locally made treats, tshirts books and figures of knight there is also a shop which sells fair trade item
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Review from brian j.
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Santa Cruz, USA
this was great. we came across this after being lost in ludlow and it was just a great sight, with the sunset setting behind it. i know this castle is not glorious. but it was just perfect at that time.
we also showed up late to the fair that was going on inside, so we could just hear it dwindling down.
Review from Qype User (mclori…)
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Ludlow Castle is a large, partly ruined, non-inhabited castle, which dominates the town of Ludlow in Shropshire. It stands on a high point overlooking the River Teme and is owned by The Trustees of the Powis Castle Estate on behalf of the family of the Earl of Powis.
Ludlow Castle is a lovely castle. It is one of the larger castles in the area with impressive curtain walls, a very spacious interior and a grand inner bailey with Keep, Chapel and various living quarters.
The only problem is, is that it is poorly maintained (outside of the very well stocked and laid out shop!!!). This is usually the issue when these types of historic places are privately owned and maintained.
Apparently the Earls of Powis (the owners) have arrested further decline by putting money into this site to ensure that it remains standing. However, I do not think that they have put any money in for some time.
There are a few wobbly information boards around the site, but are few and far between. Numbers that were once fixed to the walls to allow you to recognise what part of the castle you are standing in, (in relation to the visitor information sheet), have been removed or fallen down, so you rely on a little map to determine where you are on site. Once you have managed to determine where, and the name of the place, you're standing in, thats it.no further information available, which is a real shame.
This place could be soooooooo much better. Its a grand place that could be so much more tourist/visitor friendly. All it needs is better signage and more information, if not on signs then at least on the information sheet that you are given on admission.
Pull your finger out Earls of Powis and spend some of the entrance fees on preserving the castle as a tourist attraction. Either that or sell it to someone who will, like English Heritage.
Entrance fee £5 Adults £2.50 for kids.
Review from Qype User (EJLent…)
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Leeds, West Yorkshire
Ludlow Castle is a lovely place to go for the day. The staff are very friendly and knowledgeable about the site. You only have to pay for the day, so if you keep a hold of your ticket you can go in and out the castle, which is very nice if you fancy having a wonder around the lovely town centre.