Stokesay Castle in Photographs

Stokesay Castle

Stokesay Castle

This post shows Stokesay Castle in photographs. Stokesay Castle is a fortifyed medieval house and is considered the best preserved example in England. I’ve blogged about it before and this post provides some photographs that give more of a flavour of this unique building. The image of Stokesay Castle above was taken by Penny Mayes and is used under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 license.

Stokesay Castle is just one mile from Folly View Let and can be reached by footpaths from Folly View Let or by following the Shropshire Way from the Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre.

Stokesay Castle Gatehouse

Stokesay Castle Gatehouse

English Heritage manage Stokesay Castle and the current adult entrance fee is £7.60. Many of our visitors have commented how worthwhile and interesting it is to visit.

The Gatehouse at Stokesay Castle

The Gatehouse at Stokesay Castle

The Gatehouse is 17th century and is distinctively built in the Shropshire style.

Stokesay Castle Roof

Stokesay Castle Roof

The hall is 54.5 feet (16.6 m) long and 31 feet (9.4 m) wide and features three large, wooden 13th-century arches supporting the roof.

These photographs just provide a flavour of Stokesay Castle and many of our visitors to Folly View Let tell us that it is well worth a visit.

Stokesay Castle Tea Rooms

Stokesay Castle Tea Rooms

Stokesay Castle is one of the best-preserved fortified medieval manor houses in England. English Heritage who have restored Stokesay Castle, and who manage the property, have recently completed the conversion of nearby Stokesay Cottage – which stands beside the public entrance to the castle grounds – into a tea-room – the Stokesay Castle Tea Rooms.

Stokesay Castle Tea Rooms Tables

Stokesay Castle Tea Rooms Tables

 
An outside seating area is just visible in the photograph above – and offers visitors picturesque views across rolling fields to Long Mynd and the Shropshire Hills.

As well as the outdoor spaces the Tea Rooms feature a log burner to provide winter warmth for the anticipated visits from walkers and cyclists. The menu relies on locally-sourced ingredients and fresh foods including local specialities like Shropshire Fidget Pie, Shrewsbury Biscuits and Shropshire Blue. The focus on local food includes rosewater distilled from the roses in the castle courtyard used in the lavendar shortbread.

Serving Counter Stokesay Tea Rooms

Serving Counter in Stokesay Castle Tea Rooms