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Edited: 2nd August 2019

Dog-friendly castle ruins in rural Shropshire, Shropshire


Tucked away in a quiet part of Shropshire is the graceful red sandstone ruined castle, and dogs are welcome to visit with you. The castle was built in the late 1200's by Edward I's Lord Chancellor, and Parliaments were held here in 1283 and 1285. Working from home in some style! By 1420, the castle was abandoned and left to decay. Today the ruins are very atmospheric and it's a quiet spot to enjoy a picnic. Ideal for a break from driving and it's completely free to get in.


English Heritage signs as you get close. Open from dawn til dusk. Please note the adjacent college closes the gates to the access road at dusk each day.


From the car park the castle can be reached through a gate leading to a short wooded walk, which then opens out on a flat grassed site.

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Acton Burnell Castle
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Edited: 2nd August 2019. The details of this listing may have changed, and though the Driving with Dogs team do our best to confirm the accuracy of every listing, we cannot guarantee that the details are fully up to date and accurate. If you know that any aspect of this listing is incorrect, please suggest an edit to let us know.