Newport St, Clun, Craven Arms SY7 8JT, UK
About Clun Castle
Clun Castle is a Welsh Border fortress in a dramatic location overlooking the River Clun. The impressive castle enclosure consists of a motte and no less than three baileys, or earthwork enclosures, with a narrow causeway leading from one bailey to the next. It was used as a hunting lodge in the 14th century, but was increasingly neglected, and by 1539 the castle was reported as ruinous. Today the castle is classed as a Grade I listed building and as a Scheduled Monument.
Attractions near Clun Castle
Bury Ditches is home to one of the best-preserved hill forts in the country! Located near the town of Clun in the Shropshire Hills Area of Natural Beauty, Bury Ditches isn't short of stunning views, ancient history and blood-pumping walks. Dating from around 500 BC the site is managed by the Forestry Commission.
This is a beautiful landscape of diversity and contrast created by varied geology, the Shropshire Hills provide a dramatic link between the Midlands and the Welsh mountains. It is rich in geology and wildlife. This distinctive area of the Anglo-Welsh borders is where remote upland merges into pastoral lowland.
Stokesay Court is a country house and estate in the parish of Onibury in Shropshire, England. Described by John Newman, in the Shropshire volume of Pevsner's Buildings of England, as "the most grandiloquent Victorian mansion in the county", Stokesay is a Grade II* listed building.
Wigmore was one of many castles built close to the England–Wales border after the Norman Conquest. Founded in 1067 by William Fitz Osbern, it was a major centre of power for over 500 years and it is among the most remarkable ruins in England, largely buried up to first floor level by earth and fallen masonry. Yet many of its fortifications survive to full height, including parts of the keep on its towering mound.
Flounders’ Folly is the landmark stone tower standing 80 feet above Callow Hill, near Craven Arms, South Shropshire. The Folly is visible for miles around and provides visitors with spectacular views. Constructed in 1838 by Benjamin Flounders , was restored in 2004-2005 by the Flounders’ Folly Trust and is now open to the public one day each month. enabling visitors to scale the 78 steps to the viewing platform and enjoy the wonderful views of the South Shropshire landscape.
Where is Clun Castle
Discover more attractions in Shropshire, where Clun Castle is located
Shropshire is a landlocked county in the West Midlands region of England. It is bordered by Wales to the west and the English counties of Cheshire to the north, Staffordshire to the east, Worcestershire to the southeast, and Herefordshire to the south.