Ludlow Castle, Ludlow, Shropshire

Ludlow Castle is without a doubt, one of the finest and most incredible medieval ruins in England, set at the heart of Ludlow in the Welsh Marches, just above the square where bustling markets are held. It’s worth visiting the castle for a glimpse into how kings and queens lived back in those days, and to see the sheer scale of this impressive fortress. Imagine it, back in its heyday, the banquets, the dancing, the preparations for visiting royalty. Think of the things that happened here – in 1473 the Prince of Wales and his brother, just children, were held in the castle before their mysterious death in the Tower of London. In 1502, Henry VII’s son Prince Arthur died here when he was visiting with his new wife Catherine of Aragon.

Events are held at the castle throughout the year, including the famous Ludlow Food Festival every September, and a festival of Light in late November. There are lovely walks from Ludlow Castle along the River Teme and within the castle grounds there’s a gift shop, a gallery and café.

Open: 10.00am-4.00pm every day
T:  01584 873355      All information correct at the time of writing