This was our second visit to the Old House to celebrate our Anniversary, we had the pivilage ofstaying here 2 years ago for our wedding. This time we stayed in the Mary Tudor suite and it was fabulous. Many thanks to Fred, Tony and Mary for your hospitality.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Old House in Dogpole sits on an original Anglo-Saxon plot leading down to the River Severn. After the Norman Conquest in 1066, Shrewsbury was fortified and the town wall cut through the garden, but the plot remained intact. The house was rebuilt as a timber framed Tudor mansion around two massive brick chimneys in the late 1490s and retains much of this original character. The house had strong connections with Catherine of Aragon. She married Arthur (brother of Henry VIII) at nearby Ludlow Castle in South Shropshire where she finally returned after her divorce from her later marriage to Henry VIII. Members of the Rocke family were courtiers of Catherine and also owners of The Old House, and there is a tradition that Mary Tudor stayed in the house on her way to visit her mother. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- The Old House Hotel Shrewsbury