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by EricaL (subscribe)
Freelance writer. Editor of: melbourne.kidtown.com.au
Published July 6th 2019
Impressive heritage ruins dating back to the Saxons
The enchanting ruins of Moreton Corbet Castle are accessible to all inquisitive tourists who wish to explore one of rural England's wonderfully rustic, albeit abandoned estates. This historic English Heritage property is surrounded by Shropshire's vast rich green landscape, and located approximately 8 miles from Shrewsbury.

Moreten Corbet Castle
Moreten Corbet Castle image c/o English Heritage


Ruined architecture has long been labeled as eerie or haunting, but perhaps the enchantment of such buildings, particularly this Grade 1 listed property, lies in the stories behind its crumbles.

Moreten Corbet Castle
Moreten Corbet Castle


Moreton Corbet Castle exists due to the combined historical forces of two different eras. Two Saxon theigns, Hunning and Wulfgeat, built the first fortified timber house around 1100. Approximately one hundred years later, the building was replaced by stone and was passed by marriage after 1239 into the hands of the Corbets, who gave their name to the village still in existence today; Moreten Corbet.

Moreten Corbet Castle
Moreton Corbet Castle


Moreton Corbet Castle was then remodelled into a manificent ancestral home in the 16th century.

Although repaired after the Civil War, the castle was abandoned as a residential property in the 18th century. What is left of the magnificent estate is now managed by English Hertiage.

Moreten Corbet Castle
Moreton Corbet Castle


Visit Moreten Corbet Castle today and let your imagination run away with you as you explore the village's most prized historic monument, engulfed by the green grasslands of Shropshire's lush landscapes.

Moreten Corbet Castle
Moreton Corbet Castle


This captivating heritage property, which sits in varying stages of decay, is an incredible site to see. It is easy to see why the ruins of the abandoned Moreton Corbet Castle entice visiting tourists from near and far.

Moreton Corbet Castle
Moreton Corbet Castle


When visiting, please note there is a limited parking available in the small layby next to the castle. Most of the site is accessible for those with limited mobility. Dogs on a lead are welcome.
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When: Year round. Daylight hours
Where: Moreton Corbet, Shawbury, Shrewsbury, Shropshire
Cost: FREE entry
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