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Stokesay Castle

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Address: | Stokesay, Craven Arms, Ludlow SY7 9AH, England
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+44 1588 672544
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10:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 18:00

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Charming and Enjoyable Visit

Visited in as part of a tour of Shropshire. The castle is a fascinating building with a special atmosphere. There is a delightful little church and a very welcoming cafe with... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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Chester, United Kingdom
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Chester, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Visited in as part of a tour of Shropshire. The castle is a fascinating building with a special atmosphere. There is a delightful little church and a very welcoming cafe with tasty cakes on the site. Strongly recommend a visit if you are passing.

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Leamington Spa, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Went on a damp/rainy day with a 2 year old, 12 year old and 70 year old. All had fun but for the adults I would highly recommend the audio guide to make the most of the visit. Very helpful and welcoming staff throughout. Tea room is very small so on a wet day you might be pushed to find... More 

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Newcastle under Lyme
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Heard about this place from previous work colleagues and as members of English Heritage we took a drive out to see for ourselves. Parking is available for 1.00, plenty available. The children enjoyed exploring the towers and taking photos. Friendly staff. We didn't visit the tea room and only stayed at the castle I would guess at an hour as... More 

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Oldbury
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We visited Stokesay Castle on Easter Saturday. Easy to find, with ample parking (£1.00). The audio tour is well worth taking advantage of (included in the entrance fee) - £8.40 for adults. The courtyard in the Spring sunshine was very pretty. If the weather is cool or windy wear something warm! Why, because the Great Hall is a windtrap -... More 

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Thank BellF2014
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I think it was very beautiful, but it was not much so it did not last long, which was a shame because it was such a lovely piece of architecture . What really was the best thing about the castle was the carvings. In one room there was a very large carving over a fire place. Thomas, aged 9

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London, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had the advantage of visiting in glorious spring sunshine, showing the building at its best, wonderful gatehouse painted in yellow ochre,into a courtyard and buildings. Take advantage of the very well written and presented audio guide, interesting information and variation in narrator. Also needed to understand the context of what is seen and some of the history. A steep... More 

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Thank IsisMG
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited on a glorious sunny day. As Stokesay has no furniture inside it potentially was going to be a bit dry. However the audio guide helped to bring it to life. Fantastic views from the tower.

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Thank Bryan S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stokesay castle is a fortified Manor House with crenellations thus deserving of its castle title. Don't expect Hogwarts, you'll get round it in 45 minutes, but it is well worth a visit. The house is intact, with some original decoration intact. Take its setting with gatehouse and church, apply a little imagination, and you have a centuries old slice of... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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175 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This small 'castle' is a quite unique venue. It's probably best to visit on a fine weather day to fully appreciate the surrounding countryside. As you approach the entrance one cannot help but notice the church on your left which is also like somewhere off a chocolate box picture. Audio guide was perfection, the property is almost devoid of any... More 

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Rhyl, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'd driven past a few times in the past, but as we were staying nearby I thought we'd see what it was like. As CADW members we get in for free, plus there was an event for children as well during the week, so our children got to paint a shield each and bring home. I prefer older castles to... More 

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