Stafford Castle

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Stafford Castle: First built by William the Conqueror to subdue the rebellious population, the Castle has dominated the Stafford skyline for over 900 years. Uncover the secrets of the site through Norman times, the medieval period, the English Civil War, right up to the present day.

The site itself extends to over 26 acres and consists of Keep, inner bailey, outer bailey, woodland, herb garden, visitor centre and car park.

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Stone castle:4.9/10
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Visitor Centre

The Visitor Centre has an audio visual display which tells the history of the castle; hands on items including arms, armour and costumes; a timeline to put the history of the castle into a national context; a display area with a changing programme of exhibitions and exhibits; and the opportunity to try your hand at coin minting and brass rubbing.


Opening times (April - October):
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM-11:00 AM - 4:00 PM11:00 AM - 4:00 PM11:00 AM - 4:00 PM11:00 AM - 4:00 PM11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Opening times (November - March):
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM-----11:00 AM - 4:00 PM




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Stafford Castle was a short stop as we traveled down the M6. The whole family enjoyed it with enough of the castle walls still standing and beautiful walks with amazing views, the visitor center is worth quickly popping into too. Very dog friendly. We definitely want to revisit.


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Address: Stafford Castle, Newport Road, Stafford, Staffordshire, ST16 1DJ, UK
Phone: +44 1785 257698

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