Best castles in Herefordshire

Check out the top castles in Herefordshire, reviewed and ranked by the city’s locals
1. Ludlow Castle
1. Ludlow Castle
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28 local reviews
Castle Sq
Closed · Opens 10:00 AM
+44 1584 873355
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Rachel
After visiting the castle, don't miss out on this short but wonderful walk: From the entrance to the castle,…
Sarah
You can pay for entry to the castle and grounds. Great for a family day out, and located in the centre of…
Peter
Extremely well preserved Norman castle at the top of which you can see four different counties (Powys,…
1. Ludlow Castle
1. Ludlow Castle
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28 local reviews
Castle Sq
Closed · Opens 10:00 AM
+44 1584 873355
Rachel
Rachel
After visiting the castle, don't miss out on this short but wonderful walk: From the entrance to the castle, turn left and walk through the…
Sarah
Sarah
You can pay for entry to the castle and grounds. Great for a family day out, and located in the centre of Ludlow for easy access. Ludlow…
Peter
Peter
Extremely well preserved Norman castle at the top of which you can see four different counties (Powys, Shropshire, Herefordshire &…
Jill
Standing in open countryside above the River Wye, Goodrich Castle is one of the finest and best preserved of…
Clive
A great example of an English Heritage maintained castle with audio tour technology. A very interesting day…
Nigel
Ruined castle near Ross on Wye and Symonds Yat. Worth a visit, especially if you combine with seeing Symonds…
Jill
Jill
Standing in open countryside above the River Wye, Goodrich Castle is one of the finest and best preserved of all English medieval castles. …
Clive
Clive
A great example of an English Heritage maintained castle with audio tour technology. A very interesting day out. Stunning views can be had…
Nigel
Nigel
Ruined castle near Ross on Wye and Symonds Yat. Worth a visit, especially if you combine with seeing Symonds Yat and then a stroll through…
3. Ludlow
3. Ludlow
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29 local reviews
Ludlow, Ludlow
LocalityPolitical
Elaine
Described by Betjemin as .."the most perfect town in England" Ludlow and its castle are perched on a cliff…
Jeannie
A great day out for eating, shopping and sight seeing, Ludow has it all. From the imposing Ludlow Castle right…
Medina
Ludlow is a thriving medieval market town and an architectural gem with a lively community feel, busy with…
3. Ludlow
3. Ludlow
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29 local reviews
Ludlow, Ludlow
Elaine
Elaine
Described by Betjemin as .."the most perfect town in England" Ludlow and its castle are perched on a cliff above the picturesque River Teme…
Jeannie
Jeannie
A great day out for eating, shopping and sight seeing, Ludow has it all. From the imposing Ludlow Castle right in the centre of town to the…
Medina
Medina
Ludlow is a thriving medieval market town and an architectural gem with a lively community feel, busy with events and festivals throughout…
4. Eastnor Castle
4. Eastnor Castle
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17 local reviews
Eastnor Castle, Eastnor
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Charlie
This historic house is full of medieval armour and fine art and in the beautiful grounds visitors will find an…
Susie
The Deer Park at Eastnor is owned by James Hervey-Bathurst. You can park just opposite the gates to the castle…
Jasmine
Eastnor Castle for an interesting and fun filled family day out. An award winning tourist attraction nestled…
4. Eastnor Castle
4. Eastnor Castle
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17 local reviews
Eastnor Castle, Eastnor
Charlie
Charlie
This historic house is full of medieval armour and fine art and in the beautiful grounds visitors will find an arboretum and a lake with…
Susie
Susie
The Deer Park at Eastnor is owned by James Hervey-Bathurst. You can park just opposite the gates to the castle and walk into the park, which…
Jasmine
Jasmine
Eastnor Castle for an interesting and fun filled family day out. An award winning tourist attraction nestled in the Malvern Hills Area of…
5. Raglan Castle
5. Raglan Castle
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18 local reviews
Castle Rd, Raglan
Closed · Opens 9:30 AM
+44 1291 690228
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Hollie And Ben
One of my favourite Castle ruins. You can really imagine the drama that unfolded here. Brilliant views of…
Elizabeth
Spectacular castle ruins in a commanding location. Climb up the tower and see the countryside for miles. …
Marie
Wales is full of castles, but this is a great example and has many of its features in tact. Has a great gift…
5. Raglan Castle
5. Raglan Castle
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18 local reviews
Castle Rd, Raglan
Closed · Opens 9:30 AM
+44 1291 690228
Hollie And Ben
Hollie And Ben
One of my favourite Castle ruins. You can really imagine the drama that unfolded here. Brilliant views of welsh countryside from the top of…
Elizabeth
Elizabeth
Spectacular castle ruins in a commanding location. Climb up the tower and see the countryside for miles. Call in to James the Butcher in…
Marie
Marie
Wales is full of castles, but this is a great example and has many of its features in tact. Has a great gift and coffee shop too.
6. Hampton Court Castle
6. Hampton Court Castle
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12 local reviews
Hampton Court Castle
Closed · Opens 10:30 AM
+44 1568 797777
ParkPoint of interestEstablishment
Mark & Heather
Only 10 mins drive from The Nook. The castle itself is stunning and tours are available, but the grounds are…
Nicola
A lovely and historic Castle with beautifully manicured grounds, a maze, a tower, river walks, orangery cafe…
Sonja
A 15th century castle on the meadows of the river Lugg, surrounded by woodland and grounds of 1,000 acres. …
6. Hampton Court Castle
6. Hampton Court Castle
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12 local reviews
Hampton Court Castle
Closed · Opens 10:30 AM
+44 1568 797777
Mark & Heather
Mark & Heather
Only 10 mins drive from The Nook. The castle itself is stunning and tours are available, but the grounds are also magnificent. There is a…
Nicola
Nicola
A lovely and historic Castle with beautifully manicured grounds, a maze, a tower, river walks, orangery cafe and some super sculptures. The…
Sonja
Sonja
A 15th century castle on the meadows of the river Lugg, surrounded by woodland and grounds of 1,000 acres. Gardens at Hampton Court are…
7. Eastnor Castle
7. Eastnor Castle
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7 local reviews
Eastnor, Ledbury
01531 633160
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Up Sticks
Eastnor Castle is a 200 year old castle that offers many different things to do including: walks around the…
Dugald
Beautiful castle open for most of the year with a full calendar of events.
Susan
Castle and grounds with activities for the children
7. Eastnor Castle
7. Eastnor Castle
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7 local reviews
Eastnor, Ledbury
01531 633160
Up Sticks
Up Sticks
Eastnor Castle is a 200 year old castle that offers many different things to do including: walks around the grounds, discovering the castle…
Dugald
Dugald
Beautiful castle open for most of the year with a full calendar of events.
Susan
Susan
Castle and grounds with activities for the children
8. Raglan Castle
8. Raglan Castle
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8 local reviews
Castle Rd, Raglan
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Monmouth
Raglan Castle a 8/10 min drive from the cabin. Links with the walled garden. The Duke of Beaufort owned Raglan…
Helen
A great day out and they often have themed days during peak holiday periods. Take a picnic or there is a café…
Fiona
Fantastic castle and history! Close to vanilla Cottage!
8. Raglan Castle
8. Raglan Castle
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8 local reviews
Castle Rd, Raglan
Monmouth
Monmouth
Raglan Castle a 8/10 min drive from the cabin. Links with the walled garden. The Duke of Beaufort owned Raglan Castle and this walled garden…
Helen
Helen
A great day out and they often have themed days during peak holiday periods. Take a picnic or there is a café just a short walk from the…
Fiona
Fiona
Fantastic castle and history! Close to vanilla Cottage!
9. Hay Castle
9. Hay Castle
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4 local reviews
Castle St, Hay-on-Wye
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Michele And Steve
Hay Castle is being renovated and will be a wonderful landmark for our area, with a gallery, museum and as a…
Cathryn
Great view over Hay from the top and cool shops and curiosities - not every town has its own castle!
James
22 Castle St, Hereford, United Kingdom 01497 822742
9. Hay Castle
9. Hay Castle
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4 local reviews
Castle St, Hay-on-Wye
Michele And Steve
Michele And Steve
Hay Castle is being renovated and will be a wonderful landmark for our area, with a gallery, museum and as a location for music. Rich in…
Cathryn
Cathryn
Great view over Hay from the top and cool shops and curiosities - not every town has its own castle!
James
James
22 Castle St, Hereford, United Kingdom 01497 822742
10. Stokesay Castle
10. Stokesay Castle
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9 local reviews
Establishment
Eva-Marie
Nestling in a green valley in the heart of Shropshire stands Stokesay Castle. England's most delightful…
Sean
Stokesay Castle is quite simply the finest and best preserved fortified medieval manor house in England. If…
Kitty
Stokesay Castle is quite simply the finest and best preserved fortified medieval manor house in England. For…
10. Stokesay Castle
10. Stokesay Castle
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9 local reviews
Eva-Marie
Eva-Marie
Nestling in a green valley in the heart of Shropshire stands Stokesay Castle. England's most delightful fortified medieval manor. Enjoy a…
Sean
Sean
Stokesay Castle is quite simply the finest and best preserved fortified medieval manor house in England. If you are a history buff this is…
Kitty
Kitty
Stokesay Castle is quite simply the finest and best preserved fortified medieval manor house in England. For full details, see…
11. Tretower Court and Castle
11. Tretower Court and Castle
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8 local reviews
Tretower Court and Castle, Tretower
Closed · Opens 10:00 AM
01874 730279
Establishment
Cliff
CADW Site. For over 900 years Tretower Court and Castle has been altered, adjusted and adapted. Much of this…
Jacqui
Meadow and 15th century garden to stroll through. TreTower court and castle once belonged to the Vaughan…
Mary
A well preserved very old 'grand house' plus the ruins of a castle.
11. Tretower Court and Castle
11. Tretower Court and Castle
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8 local reviews
Tretower Court and Castle, Tretower
Closed · Opens 10:00 AM
01874 730279
Cliff
Cliff
CADW Site. For over 900 years Tretower Court and Castle has been altered, adjusted and adapted. Much of this was done to keep up with style,…
Jacqui
Jacqui
Meadow and 15th century garden to stroll through. TreTower court and castle once belonged to the Vaughan family. Look out for reinactment…
Mary
Mary
A well preserved very old 'grand house' plus the ruins of a castle.
12. Abergavenny
12. Abergavenny
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21 local reviews
Abergavenny, Abergavenny
LocalityPolitical
Claire
Abergavenny has history and heritage in spades –go and explore the castles, medieval mansions, Roman remains…
Leah
Market town with shops, restaurants, the castle and the Borough Theatre. Annual food festival and lots of food…
Adrienne
Nice little market town, with free parking, interesting buildings, a lovely castle ruin with museum, nice…
12. Abergavenny
12. Abergavenny
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21 local reviews
Abergavenny, Abergavenny
Claire
Claire
Abergavenny has history and heritage in spades –go and explore the castles, medieval mansions, Roman remains and standing stones. The…
Leah
Leah
Market town with shops, restaurants, the castle and the Borough Theatre. Annual food festival and lots of food places all year round…
Adrienne
Adrienne
Nice little market town, with free parking, interesting buildings, a lovely castle ruin with museum, nice places to eat.