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by Eleanor Healing (subscribe)
UK writer currently exploring the North of Spain.
Published October 11th 2019
You'll be captivated by Stokesay Castle
I'm not going to lie, Stokesay Castle is one of the most fascinating places I have ever been to. Situated near the village of Craven Arms, this medieval manor house is a must-see for any history buff.

In its present form, Stokesay Castle was built in the 1280s by Laurence de Ludlow, a very successful wool merchant. It was occupied up until the 18th century, before being abandoned and falling into disrepair.



The manor was renovated in the late 19th century and was opened to the public in 1908.

Stokesay Castle is full of little gems. From the stunning period windows in the great hall, to the 17th-century panelling in the solar, to the gorgeous neighbouring church dating from 1150.



The gatehouse was built in the 17th century and is an impressive structure. Look closely and you'll see the interesting carvings from centuries past.



Stokesay is 45 minutes away from Shrewsbury by car and is an absolutely beautiful place to visit. I can't recommend it enough, but remember to bring your waterproof coat. Although we visited in June, it was a typical British summer and therefore pouring with rain!



If you're holidaying in Shrewsbury or the Welsh Borders, make sure you visit his historical jewel.
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Why? A beautiful medieval manor house in perfect condition
When: 10am to 5pm
Phone: 0370 333 1181
Where: Stokesay , Craven Arms, Shropshire, SY7 9AH
Cost: 8.60 Adults, 5.20 Children, 7.70 Concessions, Free for English Heritage Members
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I love visiting castles - interesting article, Eleanor
by Elaine (score: 3|6658) 22 hours ago
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