Stafford Castle & Visitor Centre

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 (open to the public during visitor centre opening hours), inner bailey, outer bailey, woodland, herb garden, visitor centre and car park. 

The Visitor Centre (in the style of a Norman guard house) brings Stafford Castle to life, encouraging a fun 'hands-on' approach to history, with a collection of artefacts from archaeological excavations, a scale model of the motte and bailey castle, audio-visual area and guides pleased to answer your questions on the castle and its site. The gift shop has a wide range of souvenirs, books, gifts and refreshments.

There is an exciting programme of events throughout the year, ranging from historical occasions to family fun days. Since 1991 Stafford Castle has acted as a backdrop for performances of Shakespeare's plays. View details of this year's Stafford Festival Shakespeare play Romeo and Juliet at www.staffordfestivalshakespeare.co.uk 

Visitor Centre Opening Times 
April to October Wednesday to Sunday (and bank holiday Mondays) 11am - 4pm
November to March Saturdays and Sundays only 11am - 4pm

FREE entry with the exception of some events.
Stafford Castle & Visitor Centre
Newport Road
Stafford
Staffordshire
ST16 1DJ

Tel: 01785 257 698
E-Mail: heritage@staffordbc.gov.uk
Web: http://www.staffordbc.gov.uk/stafford-castle-and-visitor-centre

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