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Ruins but with a great deal of history!

This Castle was built high up with excellent views in all directions. Just so you could see any... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Steve S
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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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A quirkily renovated castle with stunning views and incredible earthworks

Although the Victorian engineers messed with the original castle structure the superb earthworks... read more

Reviewed 10 July 2018
martinhH5865RD
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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This Castle was built high up with excellent views in all directions. Just so you could see any enemy approaching! Built in 1100 AD, it played a part in the civil war during the 17th century. Destroyed in a number of occasions and unfortunately now...More

1  Thank Steve S
Reviewed 1 week ago

They need to hire some people who know how to run an event!! Turned away just 40 minutes after the show opened as car park full - someone should have thought this through and arranged to open a local school field or something similar so...More

Thank minijo1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visiting Stafford Castle is a great little afternoon pleaser, whether you be a couple, family with kids or on your own. The castle takes no more than an hour to see, including taking in viewing the museum. These are beautiful historic ruins, dating back to...More

Thank Collin W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We took our 4 year old grand daughter our Labrador and a picnic . Great day out lots of walking and exciting castle ruins for children. All at no cost and dog friendly. What a refreshing change to not have to pay for everything. Great...More

1  Thank Lynald0
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Arrived with no preconceived ideas of what we would see. It turned out to be a fascinating tour through the castle. The tour is self guided but there is lots of written information (possibly too much for younger children) and lots of interaction,including lots of...More

Thank Tony B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Scottish Play chose the castle grounds to perform and the simulation castle was set immediately below Stafford Castle. A most magnificent edifice attracting large crowds of people. Well worth a visit. Most enjoyable with easy car parking in the large field. Also we’ll sign...More

Thank donhawthorn
Reviewed 13 July 2018 via mobile

My husband and I went for a nice walk up the castle , he had never been to see the castle before and I had been many times , I love it . I showed him the castle and where they have the theatre plays...More

Thank Alyson W
Reviewed 10 July 2018

Although the Victorian engineers messed with the original castle structure the superb earthworks that still surround the castle and the stunning views from the summit, make this a wonderful historical site to visit. The woods around the site protect the visitor even on a hot...More

1  Thank martinhH5865RD
Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile

This is the first time i have ever visited, and I was pleasantly surprised! It is a beautiful walk up to the castle, with plenty of information boards. The grounds are kept very clean and tidy and are very accessible. The staff in the visitor...More

1  Thank Z B
Reviewed 5 July 2018

Worth seeing but as castles go this one offers very little. Love the history behind these buidlings but not a place I will revisit as a matter of urgency

Thank Angela H
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