English Heritage: Clun Castle

English Heritage: Clun Castle
Craven Arms, Shropshire, SY7 8JR
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Clun Castle sits high on a natural rocky mound in a loop of the river Clun, on the edge of the small, picturesque town of the same name.

Unusually, the castle's tall 13th century keep is set on the side of its mound. Founded shortly after the Norman Conquest, the castle and nearby settlement prospered until the early 15th century, when followers of the Welsh chieftain Owain Glyn Dwr devastated the surrounding area.

The area is popular for picnics and dog-walking, and there are many other sites of historical interest nearby including Stokesay Castle, Wigmore Castle, Acton Burnell Castle and Mitchell's Fold Stone Circle.

There are limited bus services nearby, and trains from Hopton Heath and Knighton (both 6.5 miles away).

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