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Ludlow Castle

Ludlow Castle Review

The "very perfection of decay," according to author Daniel Defoe, the ruins of this red sandstone castle date from 1085. No wonder the massive structure dwarfs the town: it served as a vital stronghold for centuries and was the seat of the Marcher Lords who ruled "the Marches," the local name for the border region. The two sons of Edward IV—the little princes of the Tower of London—spent time here before being dispatched to London and their death in 1483. Follow the terraced walk around the castle for a lovely view of the countryside.

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  • Address: Castle Sq., Ludlow, SY8 1AY | Map It
  • Phone: 01584/873355
  • Cost: £5
  • Hours: Jan.–mid-Feb., weekends 10–4; mid-Feb.–Mar. and Oct.–Dec., daily 10–4; Apr.–July and Sept., daily 10–5; Aug. daily 10–6; last admission 30 mins before closing. Closed approx. 7 days in Sept. and Nov. and certain days in summer; call to confirm
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  • Location: Ludlow
Updated: 06-12-2013

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