Clun Castle

Clun Castle

On the way back from Stokesay Castle last weekend, we decided to drop by Clun Castle.

Clun Castle
Clun Castle

Situated on the edge of the small town of Clun in Shropshire, the 13th-century castle keep perches on a rocky mound. The castle has been ruinous since as early as the 16th-century. I’d have loved to have seen it in its heydey though as there’s not much left of it now.

Clun Castle

Clun Castle

Clun Castle is an English Heritage property, but it’s free to visit and open during daylight hours. However, do be aware that the castle is not very accessible for those with mobility issues.

Clun Castle

Poet A.E. Housman once wrote “Clunton and Clunbury, Clungunford and Clun are the quietest places under the sun” and Clun is very much a sleepy little town unless you visit during the Green Man Festival or the Carnival! It’s worth while taking a wander around the town’s narrow streets before or after a visit to the castle.

Car in Clun

Clun Bridge

Stokesay Castle is a short drive away, with Montgomery Castle and Powis Castle just a little further in the opposite direction.

17 comments

  1. Kelly says:

    Even in ruins I’m drawn to places like this. Castles, priories, cathedrals, churches… I love the architecture of them all.

    Nice Triumph you slipped in there, too. 🙂

  2. Jo says:

    There may not be much of it left now but I think we’re so lucky to have places like these to visit, there’s so much history here.

  3. Inge says:

    These pictures are stunning, Nikki! I’ve always wanted to visit Wales, so these photos sing to my heart. Old castles are always so photogenic, especially on sunny days. 🙂

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