Shropshire | Castles, hill forts and ruins in the Welsh Marches in England and Wales

Shropshire in England has 32 castles and about 25 hill forts. Many beautiful places and abandoned ruins. Travel from bronze age to medieval to Henry viii
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Stokesay Castle, Shropshire.

Stokesay Castle is quite simply the finest and best preserved fortified medieval manor house in England.

Ludlow Castle the finest of medieval ruined castles is set in glorious Shropshire countryside.

Ludlow Castle the finest of medieval ruined castles is set in glorious Shropshire countryside.

9 things to do in Shropshire, England this autumn | visit English Castles | enjoy amazing scenery and autumn colours | visit the home of the modern Olympic Games and the industrial revolution #shropshire #autumn

9 things to do in Shropshire this autumn

Wenlock Priory Ruins, Much Wenlock, Shropshire, UK

Wenlock Priory Ruins, Much Wenlock, Shropshire. There are more things in heaven and earth and Shropshire than dreamt of in your philosophy. Besides this gorgeous ruin of a priory, there are many Early English style buildings and a fabulous Guildhall.

Shropshire in England is an undiscovered county packed with natural beauty and history. Winter time is the ideal time to visit with crisp mornings and stunning views

Christmas Shopping and 6 Other Things To Do in Shropshire Now

Shropshire in England is an undiscovered county packed with natural beauty and history. Winter time is the ideal time to visit with crisp mornings and stunning views

Stokesay Castle in Shropshire England about 6 miles from our Shropshire Bed and Breakfast. A fine example of an English castle, which is one of the best examples of a fortified medieval Manor House in England

Stokesay Castle in Shropshire England about 6 miles from our Shropshire Bed and Breakfast. A fine example of an English castle, which is one of the best examples of a fortified medieval Manor House in England

Stokesay Castle in Shropshire England about 6 miles from our Shropshire Bed and Breakfast. A fine example of an English castle, which is one of the best examples of a fortified medieval Manor House in England

Stokesay Castle in Shropshire England about 6 miles from our Shropshire Bed and Breakfast. A fine example of an English castle, which is one of the best examples of a fortified medieval Manor House in England

Hopton Castle Time Team Episode. Abandoned castle ruins in England

Time Team travel to the picturesque remains of Hopton Castle in Shropshire to investigate a bloody Civil War siege.

Acton Burnell Castle Shropshire Tucked away in a quiet part of Shropshire is the graceful red sandstone shell of Acton Burnell Castle. It was built between 1284 and 1293 by Bishop Burnell, Edward I's Lord Chancellor, and Parliaments were held here twice, in 1283 and 1285. By 1420, the castle was abandoned, and it was allowed to decay while a new house, Acton Burnell Hall, was built beside it. Nonetheless, the castle remains an impressive example of a medieval fortified manor house.

Twice the home of parliaments, this red sandstone shell of a semi-fortified tower house was built between by Bishop Burnell, Edward I's Lord Chancellor.

Broadward Hall Motte,,england..The remains of a motte castle, situated within the flood plain of the River Clun. It would appear that the castle, along with the motte castles at Leintwardine and Clungunford, controlled crossing points at the lower downstream portion of the river. The flat-topped, steep-sided oval mound measures 27m by 32m at its base, 11m by 14m across the top and stands up to 3.5m high. The size of the mound indicates that it was only large enough to support a watch tower…

Broadward Hall Motte,,england..The remains of a motte castle, situated within the flood plain of the River Clun. It would appear that the castle, along with the motte castles at Leintwardine and Clungunford, controlled crossing points at the lower downstream portion of the river. The flat-topped, steep-sided oval mound measures 27m by 32m at its base, 11m by 14m across the top and stands up to 3.5m high. The size of the mound indicates that it was only large enough to support a watch tower…

Stokesay Castle in Shropshire, England ...near Craven Arms and about 6 miles from Hopton House B&B

'Adorable, rickety and even cooler inside. Great woodwork in the hall. Stokesay Cottage, Shropshire, UK' Ah this was someone else's description and it makes me happy because my Grandad was the carpenter who restored the woodwork circa 1950 :D

Shropshire is rich in history, ranging from bronze and iron age hill forts to medieval English castles.

Local Shropshire History

Shropshire is rich in history, ranging from bronze and iron age hill forts to medieval English castles.

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