Ludlow Castle

medieval fortification in the English county of Shropshire

Ludlow Castle is a castle in Ludlow, England that was very important during the Middle Ages because of its position on the border between England and Wales.

Ludlow Castle
Ludlow in Shropshire, England
Ludlow Castle from Whitcliffe, 2011.jpg
Ludlow Castle from the south-east
Ludlow Castle is located in Shropshire
Ludlow Castle
Ludlow Castle
Coordinates52°22′02″N 2°43′23″W / 52.3672°N 2.7230°W / 52.3672; -2.7230Coordinates: 52°22′02″N 2°43′23″W / 52.3672°N 2.7230°W / 52.3672; -2.7230
Grid referencegrid reference SO5086874594
Site information
OwnerThe Earl of Powis and the Trustees of the Powis Estate
Open to
the public
Yes
ConditionRuined
Site history
Built1066–85
Built byWalter de Lacy
MaterialsSiltstone and red sandstone
EventsThe Anarchy, the Second Barons' War, the Wars of the Roses, the English Civil War

Among those who lived at the castle were Prince Arthur, the son of King Henry VII of England, and Prince Edward, the future King Edward V of England.

Most of the castle is ruined, but visitors are allowed.