Stafford Castle Castles
Phone: 01785 619000
This prominent vantage point and strategic site was quickly recognised by the Normans, who built a huge timber fortress here by 1100 AD. Originally built by Robert de Toeni, (later known as Robert of Stafford), in the Norman period, Stafford Castle has dominated the local skyline for over 900 years. Now after recent restoration work and a programme of archaeological investigation Stafford Castle is considered one of the best surviving examples of Norman earthworks in the country.
A programme of archaeological excavations has gradually revealed many of its secrets. Visitors can follow an informative trail of interpretation panels to discover the castle's history.
Today, the remains of the castle, together with the surrounding grounds, give visitors a fascinating insight to the 900 year history of this important site.The Visitor Centre shop offers a wide range of gifts, souvenirs traditional toys and local crafts and we stock a large number of local history books. Also on sale are ice creams, chocolates and soft drinks.Outside the centre visit the fragrant herb garden and discover what herbs were used for in the medieval period.
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For enquiries about Stafford Castle, please contact the attraction using the details below.
AddressNewport Road, Stafford, Staffordshire, ST16 1DJ
Phone 01785 619000
Opening timespril to October - Wednesday to Sunday and Bank Holiday Mondays 11.00am to 4.00pm, and then from November to March - Saturday and Sunday only 11.00am to 4.00pm
Entry costsFree with the exception of some events
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