Stokesay Castle

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Stokesay Castle is an excellent example of a 13th-century fortified manor house. It offers visitors a unique glimpse into a distant age, when strength and elegance were combined. Set amid peaceful countryside near the Welsh border, Stokesay Castle forms an outstandingly picturesque group with its timber-framed gatehouse and the parish church. Extensive recent treering dating revealed that Stokesay's magnificent open-hearthed great hall, with its fine cruck-built timber roof, shuttered gable windows and precipitous staircase, has scarcely been altered since it was built. The north tower displays an original medieval tiled floor and remains of wall painting, while the south tower contains a panelled solar chamber added in the 17th century. Across the courtyard stands the gatehouse, an elaborate example of the regional style of showy timber-framing, with charming carvings of Adam and Eve. An audio tour will help you to imagine Stokesay as the centre of medieval life.

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Opening times (Easter - September):
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM10:00 AM - 5:00 PM10:00 AM - 5:00 PM10:00 AM - 5:00 PM10:00 AM - 5:00 PM10:00 AM - 5:00 PM10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Opening times (October):
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM--10:00 AM - 5:00 PM10:00 AM - 5:00 PM10:00 AM - 5:00 PM10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Opening times (November - February):
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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM---10:00 AM - 4:00 PM10:00 AM - 4:00 PM10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Opening times (March - Easter):
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM--10:00 AM - 5:00 PM10:00 AM - 5:00 PM10:00 AM - 5:00 PM10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Closed 24 December-26 December & 1 January

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£5.00£2.50£4.00

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Address: Stokesay Castle, Shropshire - SY7 9AH, UK
Phone: +44 1588 672544, Local Tourist Information: Ludlow: 01584 875053
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