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5. Stokesay Castle

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Stokesay Castle

Stokesay Castle is the finest and best preserved 13th century fortified manor house in England, offering visitors a unique glimpse into a distant age, and is set amid peaceful countryside near the Welsh border.
The magnificent openhearthed great hall, with its fine timber roof, shuttered gable windows and precipitous staircase, has scarcely been altered since it was built. The north tower displays an original medieval tiled floor and remains of wall painting, while the south tower with fine views from its roof contains a panelled solar chamber added in the 17th century.

The gatehouse is an elaborate example of the regional style of showy timber-framing, with carvings of Adam and Eve. This was built in 1640, a few years before Stokesay’s only known military encounter when it surrendered without fighting during the Civil War.

An audio tour will help you to imagine Stokesay as the centre of medieval life. Its grounds include cottage-style gardens, a tearoom open from April to October, and a gift shop.

Stokesay Castle Address:
Stokesay Castle
England, UK

Stokesay Castle Opening Times
April to September, Daily, 10.00 am to 5.00 pm
October, Wednesday to Sunday, 10.00 am to 5.00 pm
November to 23rd December, Tuesday to Sunday, 10.00 am to 4.00 pm
27th to 31st December and 2nd January to 28th February, Tuesday to Sunday, 10.00 am to 4.00 pm
March, Wednesday to Sunday, 10.00 am to 5.00 pm 
Last admission 1 hour before closing time    
Closed 24th to 26th December and 1st January
Stokesay Castle Admission:
Adult £5.50
Child £2.80
Concession £4.70
English Heritage Members Free
Family Ticket £13.80

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