Thursday, 29 October 2015

Stokesay Castle

Today we visited the English Heritage property of Stokesay Castle which, according to the English Heritage website, is the best-preserved fortified medieval manor house in England.  It was built at the end of the 13th century by Laurence of Ludlow, who at the time was one of the richest men in England.

I loved the wooden roof over the great hall, which has many of the original timbers It was also good that much of the castle could be accessed including the roof the tower and inside the upper floors of the west building, including the original wooden staircase.  However, there are no signs within the castle, instead we enjoyed  audio tour!

They also had a Halloween event on and the girls enjoyed painting a pumpkin candle holder and listening to spooky(ish) stories!  

It is not a big place and really only took us an hour to look round!

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