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Stokesay Castle, English Heritage

Stokesay Castle is a beautiful fortified manor house in Shropshire near Craven Arms, close to the Welsh Marches, owned by English Heritage. OS grid reference SO436817 (see map by Streetmap.co.uk).

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The yellow building in the photo above is the gatehouse shown at the bottom of this plan of Stokesay Castle, from Gotch's The Growth of the English House (1909):

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I would have taken more photos on my first visit, but the light was failing, and more importantly so were my camera batteries. So I returned another time. This group photo taken from near the car park shows the North Tower, Banqueting Hall and South Tower (from left to right):

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The South Tower from inside the castle (below, left), and the North Tower from the Church yard next-door:

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P.S. The free audio-guide was actually very informative, if a little long perhaps.

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