Ludlow Castle welcomes back visitors with open arms

By Charlotte Bentley | Ludlow | Attractions | Published: | Last Updated:

Staff at Ludlow Castle have welcomed back visitors with open arms after their first month of reopening.

Custodian Sonja Belchere is delighted to see visitors back at Ludlow Castle

Bosses at the south Shropshire attraction said despite lockdown and social distancing being enforced, they are starting to see similar visitor numbers as any other summer.

With lots of open space for picnics and exploring, the castle is a perfect day out families and history fans alike.

Custodian Sonja Belchere said they have had to make some changes to the way the attraction is run but they are just happy to be back open again.

"There is still lots to see on a visit here, we have a big seven foot dragon in the kitchens as part of our trails that we hold over Easter and summer," she said.

"As long as you enjoy castles and outdoor spaces and picnics, there is still lots to see here. The garden is also open as we normally use it only for weddings, but we aren't hosting weddings at the moment.

"The castle has lots of little rooms and corridors and passage ways that we have had to close off. Some of the towers don't lead anywhere so you can still explore."

Charlotte Bentley

By Charlotte Bentley
Community Reporter - @CharlotteB_Star

Community Reporter at the Shropshire Star, helping under-represented communities to find a voice in Shropshire and Mid Wales. Contact me at

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