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Nice to have a look

We were only staying up the road in a holiday cottage, so stopped off here on our way out one day... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Christine T
Truro, United Kingdom
Restoring the castleruins

Interesting story of the battle between the Monarchist and the Parliamentist. There are exhibits... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Robert MB B B
Bedford, Texas
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Craven Arms, Hopton Castle, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were only staying up the road in a holiday cottage, so stopped off here on our way out one day. Not much to see, but nice to have a brief look around as we were passing

Thank Christine T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Interesting story of the battle between the Monarchist and the Parliamentist. There are exhibits that tell the story. The castle is being restored, but has a ways to go. It is difficult to get to as it is off the beaten path with very narrow...More

Thank Robert MB B B
Reviewed 23 July 2018

Small ruined castle in a remote area that nervous drivers should probably avoid. Free entry, small car park on site. Excellent descriptive boards and free leaflets describing the history of the castle and conflicts in the area.

1  Thank Angu5
Reviewed 13 July 2018

This is only a small ruin compared with some castles in the UK but it has been beautifully preserved and comes with lots of useful information. The history of the castle is rather sad and reminds us of the cruel and sad nature of a...More

1  Thank Ingleborough1359
Reviewed 4 June 2018

Small castle in Shropshire with a big history. Excellent storyboards that bring it all to life. Well worth a visit

Thank David H
Reviewed 14 February 2018

Not a large site but in good structural condition with a small car park and easy access. Easy-to-read illustrated information boards.

Thank Rossco J
Reviewed 6 December 2017

So much history on this site. Well worth 30 minutes of your time if you're in the area. I've been meaning to go for ages and finally made a visit. The small car park is right next to the castle which is accessed over a...More

Thank thesensationaljt
Reviewed 25 November 2017

We went here on our way to Clun Castle, which is an English Heritage property. This has been lovingly cared for by a local trust. Look it up on YouTube as Tony Robinson digs it up for Time Team or take an iPad and watch...More

Thank WalnutTruffle
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

This is just a small castle, but it’s presented so well which makes it so interesting to visit. The castle now is marked with brown tourists signs and its easy to see as you approach Horton Castle village. There is a small car park and...More

Thank Stuart C
Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

A lovely place situated amongst the sheep. Atmospheric and with lots if information available. A must.

1  Thank Lesley W
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