1086 Walter de lacy starts to build Ludlow Castle after coming over here in 1066 with William the Conqueror
Visit the de Lacy Chronicles website
The Mortimer family arrived in the wake of William the Conqueror.
Their story is a colourful picture of ambition, power, rivalry and various attempts to claim the throne.
The Princes in the Tower spent their childhood playing around the North Range, Great Hall and Tudor Lodgings before their fateful trip to London
Throughout the 16th and 17th Century Ludlow Castle was held by the Crown
Many people would have lived within the Castle walls from important nobles to chambermaids and farriers.
The Georgians and Victorians used the castle as a bowling green, for archery, hunting, agricultural shows and later plays and festivals
On special occasions entertainment in the castle goes back as far as the 16th Century
By 1689 the castle was a ruin but then, with the coming of the railway to Ludlow in 1852 and travel being more accessible to all, it became a tourist Attraction
An exciting and ambitious renovation to the Castle House within the castle walls was completed in 2007.