Stokesay castle as we see it today was built in the 1280s to 90s by Laurence of Ludlow who was a wool merchant and one of the richest men in England. Although it appears military in appearance it was not intended to withstand a serious siege, but was designed to protect his wealth and withstand robbers.

Pathway to the Castle


Outside the Hall

View from the Moat

12 Comments CherryPie on Jan 7th 2012

12 Responses to “Stokesay Castle – Exterior Views”

  1. I see you just started the Architecture 100 thingie.
    Is this the first one? ;)

  2. Astrid says:

    In my imagination, this is what a castle should look, the only thing missing are the knights…
    Great pictures, this must have been a great place to visit.

  3. I like very much Cherie. ANother castle I am unfamiliar with!

  4. YTSL says:

    Hi Cherie –

    Stokesay Castle looks to me exactly as you described it: designed to protect a rich man from robbers than to a fortress to keep soldiers out. :)

    It looks well maintained. Is it still in use (as a stately home or something like that) or…?

  5. Mats says:

    I bet the robbers had a hard time there! Nice captures!

  6. Claire says:

    Stokesley Castle what a gem in the English countryside. Such interesting and delightful photos.