English Heritage: Acton Burnell Castle

English Heritage: Acton Burnell Castle
Acton Burnell, Shropshire, SY5 7PF
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Acton Burnell Castle is a red sandstone shell of a semi-fortified tower house, built between 1284 and 1293 by Bishop Burnell, Edward I's Lord Chancellor. The castle was abandoned by 1420 and a new house, Acton Burnell Hall, was built to replace it, but the remains of the castle are an impressive example of medieval architecture.

There is a car park on site with free parking for five cars and one minibus. Dogs on leads are welcome to explore with their humans.

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