It sometimes seems that castles are everywhere in England. They are not, of course, but there certainly are a lot of castles. Some are ruins, giving glimpses of a time gone by, and others are still in beautiful condition, restored to allow a more complete snapshot of their past.
We had visited Ludlow Castle (built soon after the Norman conquest, the castle was home to intrigue and romance - http://www.ludlowcastle.com) in the past, and enjoyed touring the ruins, which are still relatively complete. On this trip we viewed it from the surrounding hills.