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Stokesay Castle

Step into the finest and best-preserved fortified medieval manor house in England. Discover the great hall, unchanged for over 700 years. Spot characters carved in the timbers of the 17th-century gatehouse and climb to the top of a fairy-tale tower for breathtaking views of the Shropshire Hills.
Stokesay Castle was constructed at the end of the 13th century by Laurence of Ludlow, who at the time was one of the richest men in England. It remains a treasure by-passed by time, one of the best places to visit in England to experience what medieval life was like.
Today the castle has been carefully restored and there is plenty to do here on a family day out.

Don't Miss: 

  • The stunning views from the gable windows of the great hall
  • The beautifully carved overmantel within the solar
  • Our tearoom serving delicious lunches and cakes with beautiful views over the Shropshire countryside
  • The castle's exciting events¬†programme


Entry is free for English Heritage members although there are sometimes additional charges on event days.

Adult, Concession, Child and Family tickets are also available for non-members. 

Opening times

From 10am daily April - October and weekends only during winter.

Stokesay is also open daily between Christmas and New Year and during school holidays.

Please see their website for detailed opening times.

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Our Address

  • Stokesay
    Craven Arms
    SY7 9AH

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