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“Interesting and weird all in one”
Review of Castle Lodge

Castle Lodge
Ranked #8 of 27 things to do in Ludlow
Certificate of Excellence
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Glossop, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Interesting and weird all in one”
Reviewed January 26, 2014

We thought this would be a good alternative to viewing the Castle as well as being cheaper. We rang the bell and was let in by a home owner. It was very interesting and weird all in one. The carved wall paneling was excellent but many of the rooms were empty. The house is need of renovation and without immediate outside help this beautiful house will be lost.

Visited January 2014
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English first
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Enjoy the building... from the outside”
Reviewed January 24, 2014 via mobile

The building is beautiful from the outside. You don't need to go in. It'll spoil the mystery and the romance.

Bill Pearson who owns the building and lives there, let us in. He's clearly has fallen out of love with the house and is desperate to sell it.

It's really weird inside, really spooky and a bit sad. We were essentially looking around his house for £3 each. I was keen to exit pretty much as soon as I stepped through the door.

Visited January 2014
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Dover, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
69 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Time capsule”
Reviewed November 7, 2013

This is a wonderful old house that has seen better days. There is wonderful carving in all the main rooms and staircases that seem to go off in all directions and at strange angles. The present owners are obviously trying hard to preserve this gem of a property without the usual national body support and the entrance fee is very modest.
If in Ludlow, do give this place an hour of your time

Visited October 2013
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Chippenham, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Unforgettable experience in historic gem.”
Reviewed November 1, 2013

A wealth of Tudor panelling and plasterwork makes for a jaw dropping experience here. According to Wikipedia the sometime home of Catherine of Aragon and apparently is linked to the castle next door. Shown almost completely empty by a gentleman, who seems to have devoted his recent life and savings to trying to conserve the place, you can get a feel for real Tudor life in this very large dwelling.
Yes, its dark, a little creepy, but I am so glad to have experienced this.

Visited November 2013
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Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Uncomfortable...”
Reviewed October 19, 2013 via mobile

After ringing the front door bell to get in to see the lodge, we were greeted by an old man; a man who reminded me of Ebineezer Scrooge, who took our entrance fee and told us where we could look.

Upon entering the front room with the two SCS (World of Furniture) sofas, we clapped eyes on a painting of the owner; the old man who answered the door bell, from his younger years. The painting didn't give us a feeling of nostalgia, more an uncomfortable feeling for the rest of the 'tour'.

Only two of the rooms had anything in; beds, of which we thought is one the owner uses. The rest of the rooms were empty, apart from dusty old rugs; of which some were for sale.

All in all, if you love to just look at the architecture and none of the fixtures and fittings of an old years, I think you'll love it. But if you want to see the trappings of the past and get a feel for what the lodge was like in years gone by, then avoid like the great plague.

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