Stokesay Castle

Stokesay Castle

Overview

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.

Open all week, Monday to Friday 10am - 6pm

Hostels nearby

YHA Bridges exterior

YHA Bridges

Garden/grounds
Meeting rooms
Free parking on premises

Stokesay Castle

Craven Arms, SY7 9AH

Map references

OS Grid Ref: SO434815

Lat/Lng: 52.428727, -2.832483

Contact information

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Historic hay wagon in barn

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