Rowton Castle, Halfway House, Shrewsbury, SY5 9EP
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Rowton Castle History

In Camden's Britannia we read:

    More northward Caus Castle standeth and Rowton Castle near unto it, most ancient of all the rest, towards the west borders
    of the shire, not far from Severn, which Castle sometime belonged to the Corbets and now to the ancient family of Lyster.

    Before time it was the possession of John Le Strange of Knockin, in despite of whom Llewellyn,
    Prince of Wales laid it even with the ground as we read in the life of Sir Fulk Fitz Warin. It flourished also in the Romans time
    under the same name, termed by Antonius the Emperor, "Rutunium."

As you can see, our Castle has a long and colourful history, and we are delighted to report that it has fully recovered from the alterations of Llewelyn, Prince of Wales.  Subsequent generations have added and taken away and we are left today with a Hotel of amazing beauty, set in the stunning scenery of Shropshire.