MAY OPENING TIMES 7 days a week ( 10.00 am - 5.00 pm)
The Arts Festival have a ticket office in the Castle Gift Shop - ticket office open Friday to Monday 10 am to 4pm daily
BANK HOLIDAY MONDAY 27 MAY 2013
Bank Holiday Fun Day - we will be having guided tours with Lady Caroline, the tours will be 11.00 am 1.30 pm and 4.00 pm. Birds of Prey Flying Display and you can come along and discuss their habitat etc with Bryan the falconer.Crafts and dressing up for the children to take part in, why not let the children dress up as a princess or knight for the day .
Special Mid Week offers during the Ludlow Arts Festival why not consider Castle House 5 Star self catering accommodation. Stay within the walls of Ludlow Castle with views of the castle grounds, with car parking. Explore Ludlow during your stay and sample some of the many eateries in and around the town. Go to accommodation for tariff.
100 Guests, Civil Ceremony and Marquee with accommodaton for 12 guests £7500.00 (excluding food and refreshments) Tel Meriel Acton 07729188127
Sat 8th & Sun 9th June
Sat 6th & Sun 7th July
Sun 25th & Mon 26th August
Specialists will be available for free and confidential advise on items you may be considering selling at auction.
Monday 3 June, Monday 8 July, Monday 5 August, and Monday 2 September 11.00 am to 3.00 pm
Walk through the Castle grounds and see the ancient houses of kings, queens, princes, judges and the nobility - a glimpse into the lifestyle of medieval society.
The Castle, firstly a Norman Fortress and extended over the centuries to become a fortified Royal Palace, has ensured Ludlow's place in English history - originally built to hold back unconquered Welsh, passing through generations of the de Lacy and Mortimer families to Richard Plantagenet, Duke of York. It became Crown property in 1461 and remained a royal castle for the next 350 years, during which time the Council of the Marches was formed with responsibility for the Government of Wales and the border counties. Abandoned in 1689 the castle quickly fell into ruin, described as 'the very perfection of decay' by Daniel Defoe.
Since 1811 the castle has been owned by the Earls of Powis, who have arrested further decline, and allowed this magnificent historical monument to be open to the public. Today the Castle is the home to Ludlow's major festivals throughout the year and open for all to enjoy.
Please look through our website to find out more about the fascinating history of this picturesque, medieval ruin.
Castle House - our magnificent restoration project invites you to sample the Castle Tea Room.
Other facilities available in Castle House are Civil Wedding Ceremonies and Receptions, Conferences and the Castle House Lodgings castle accommodation.
Ludlow Castle is also the setting for regular events, markets, fayres and concerts.
The Castle welcomes visitors from all over the world and is open almost all year round, see Admissions for details.
Ludlow Castle is the property of the Earl of Powis and the Trustees of the Powis Castle Estate.
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