Clun Castle

LOCATION

CLUN, SHROPSHIRE

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11th century Welsh Border castle with dramatic riverside location and extensive earthworks built to proclaim Norman dominance. Tall 13th century keep is unusually set on the side of its mound.

Clun Castle
CLUN

Features

Facilities
  • Parking nearby
Accessibility
  • Grounds have steep slopes and uneven ground, sturdy footwear advisable, footbridge with steps from the car park to the castle
Opening times
  • Open all year
  • Opening Times: Open at any reasonable time during daylight hours

About the area

Discover Shropshire

Perhaps nowhere else in England will you find a county so deeply rural and with so much variety as Shropshire. Choose a clear day, climb to the top of The Wrekin, and look down on that ‘land of lost content’ so wistfully evoked by A E Housman. Peer through your binoculars and trace the course of Britain’s longest river as the Severn sweeps through the county, from the Breidden Hills to Wyre Forest, slicing Shropshire in two. To the north is a patchwork of dairy fields, hedgerows, copses and crops, broken at intervals by rugged sandstone ridges such as Grinshill or Nesscliffe, and dissected by a complex network of canals.

Spilling over the border into neighbouring Cheshire and North Wales is the unique meres and mosses country, with serenely smooth lakes glinting silver, interspersed with russet-tinged expanses of alder-fringed peat bog, where only the cry of the curlew disturbs the silence. South of the Severn lies the Shropshire Hills AONB. It’s only when you walk Wenlock Edge that you fully discover what a magical place it is – glorious woods and unexpectedly steep slopes plunge to innumerable secret valleys, meadows, streams and farmhouses, all tucked away, invisible from the outside world. 

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