Stokesay Castle (Shropshire) Reviews
Description:Address: Shropshire / SY7 9AH / England
Newest Review: ... except for the fact that it's real and (thankfully) the House of Mouse has never been anywhere near it. The main way to get to the house is through the grounds of a Norman church (sadly locked when we were there, but I have been in before and it's well worth a look if it's open). As you approach the property, you are greeted with an impressive view as you enter through a stunning black and ... more
Customer Stokesay Castle (Shropshire) Reviews (2)
by - written on 17/08/11 (Very useful, 106 readings)
Stokesay Castle is a fortified medieval manor house situated on the Welsh borders which is still relatively isolated and surrounded by open fields. Most people have probably heard of some of the more famous castles in the area (such as Ludlow), but Stokesay is perhaps remains unknown to many people. It is, however, a hidden gem and if you find yourself driving past, you won't regret taking a minor detour to go and visit it. Getting There ------------------- Despite the fact that it is surrounded by open fields, Finding Stokesay really could not be easier, since it sits just off the A49 - the major (non-motorway) route connecting England and Wales. ... Read the complete review
by - written on 31/03/10 (Very useful, 117 readings)
Stokesay Castle technically isn't actually a castle. It is a fortified medieval manor house, so it has a turret, but was more the home of a wealthy, aspirational merchant than the site of battles (other than the domestic variety perhaps). The house is now owned and managed by English Heritage. It is located near the Shropshire village of Craven Arms close to the Welsh borders, and you access it through the grounds of the nearby church. As the Anglo-Welsh wars came to a close, towards to end of the 13th Century, local wool merchant Laurence of Ludlow bought the property and built on it, (there had been a property on this site since the Norman Conquest) and ... Read the complete review
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