A Norman tower house started in 1240, possibly the first of its type. It was fortified in 1291 by raising the height of the South tower, adding a second 60 foot high Northtower and surrounding them by 30 foot high walls and a moat. In the 17th century the timber gatehouse was constructed. The castle was slighted during the Civil War but fortunately this consisted mainly of reducing the height of the walls.
|Off the A49, 7 miles north of Ludlow|
|Ludlow, Shropshire SY7 9AH|