|Stokesay Castle Key Facts|
|County||Shropshire (13 castles)|
|Directions||About eight miles north of Ludlow, just off the A49.|
|Categories||Stone / Fortified Manor House|
|Access to site||Only open at certain times|
|Moat||A small moat surrounds this fortified manor house, Now dry but the moat was probably filled with water in the past.|
|Lots to see here. The substantial remains of the manor house and the stone tower both can be explored. The moat is now dry and can be walked around.|
|Explore Stokesay Castle in virtual reality|
If you are using Chrome, Firefox or Microsoft Edge for Windows 10 (tested on version 25.10586.0.0) explore a virtual Stokesay Castle.
Stokesay Castle is an excellent example of a fortified manor house. It has remained largely unchanged since the time it was built in the thirteenth century by Lawrence of Ludlow. Lawrence was a wealthywool trader who built a new hall and tower on the site of an existing fortification. Explore the hall and solar block that he created.
As you start moving you will pe prompted to hide the cursor. This is recommended for best results when exploring the reconstruction. Press 'L' to go full screen and press 'Shift' to run.
|An imaginative plan of the layout of Stokesay Castle|
|1291||Licence to crenelate at Stokesay|
|Edward I grants Lawrence of Ludlow a licence to fortify his manor house at Stokesay.|
Take control of a medieval trebuchet to destroy the enemy castle and capture their flag.
Transport yourself back up to a thousand years and explore historical buildings as they may have appeared in the past.