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.
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!