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