Welcome to Ludlow Castle
One of the finest medieval ruins in England. Set in the glorious bustling market town of Ludlow, the castle has superb views over the Shropshire countryside.
Walk through the Castle grounds and explore the ancient lodgings of kings, queens, princes, judges
and the nobility – a glimpse into the lifestyle of medieval and Tudor society.
For Opening Times See Visit Us Page.
Escape from the Tower
Ludlow Fringe presents Shakespeare at the Castle
STAY AT LUDLOW CASTLE
LUDLOW CASTLE HISTORY
WEDDING AT LUDLOW CASTLE
ABOUT LUDLOW CASTLE
Ludlow Castle, part of Powis Estates, is a partly ruined uninhabited medieval fortress in the town of the same name in the English county of Shropshire. It stands on an imposing high point overlooking the River Teme and in the Middle Ages was a crucial strategic stronghold for control of the Welsh Borders. At times it was the seat of English government in Wales.
The Earls of Powis began renting Ludlow Castle from the Crown in 1772, and bought the ruined structure in 1811. The castle has been passed down through the family since and is now owned by The Trustees of the Powis Castle Estate on behalf of the family.
Now open to the public, the castle is a Grade I listed building and a Scheduled Ancient Monument.