Ludlow Castle stands proudly above the River Teme in South Shropshire. Dating from around 1085 with later additions, the castle features architecture from the Norman, Medieval and Tudor periods.
This place is full of history. Built by the de Laceys, owned by the Mortimers, home to the young Prince of Wales (Edward V) and his brother Prince Richard before their imprisonment (and subsequent deaths) in the Tower of London, and much more.
Sadly, the castle fell into ruin after the Council of the Marches of Wales (founded by Edward IV in the late 15th century) was abolished in 1689, the castle had been its headquarters.
I would have loved to have seen Ludlow Castle hustling and bustling in all its glory, but I had to make do with my latest visit to the ruins on a cold and overcast day in March (at least it wasn’t snowing!).
These days the castle is owned by the Earl of Powis and is open to visitors. It is also host to a number of festivals in the town throughout the year.
Ludlow is a wonderful, historic town and I would certainly recommend a walk around its streets. Somewhere not to miss is Castle Lodge, situated on Castle Square, just outside the castle grounds. Castle Lodge has been on the market for some time now and is in dire need of saving for future generations by an organisation such as the National Trust or English Heritage.