Stafford Castle

Stafford Castle: Hours, Address, Stafford Castle Reviews: 4/5

Stafford Castle
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Historic Sites • Castles
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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sam h
44 contributions
Stafford castle ruins😁
Jun. 2021 • Couples
We went here today to see the ruins.Free admission.
We thoughly enjoyed it .lots of information around about it including the information centre ( which is also a souvenir shop swords n shields to buy for the kids)
Lovely areas to have a picnic aswell n the kids can run off some steam .
There are also toilets available and small carpark free of charge but donations welcome to cover costs .
Overall a nice couple of hours out with hubby 😁
Written June 12, 2021
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923Dan
Swindon, UK2,457 contributions
Small ruined castle on Hill overlooking Stafford
Dec. 2020
Driving past Stafford on the M6, stopped off for a break at Stafford Castle, a small ruined castle on Hill overlooking the town.
Due to Covid, the visitors centre and toilets along with the castle were all locked closed, but the grounds were open, so at least we could climb up, enjot the view and woods and explore the outer walls of the castle ruin.
Small car park with free parking.
Relatively easy to find and well signposted.
Nice stop off.
Written December 25, 2020
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William R
Stafford, UK909 contributions
A fair view - an excellent view would be much better!
Oct. 2020
The castle ruin is now surrounded by fast-growing trees, which means that the views enjoyed 10-20 years ago are now much reduced. Formerly it was possible to see Mow Cop, 25 miles to the north, and Dudley Castle 25 miles to the south, but these are well hidden now. Some reasonable views over Stafford can be seen, but the viewpoint direction boards are now of little value, due to the tree growth.

The Borough Council should cull the trees to improve this remarkable asset.
Written October 21, 2020
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Worldtravel1992
United Kingdom587 contributions
Disappointing
Jul. 2020 • Couples
After wanting to go to Shugbrough Hall but being unable to get in we thought we would visit here as we couldn’t remember ever visiting here before... to be honest we probably won’t again either.

This is not a castle and can barely even be classed as remains... where the castle once stud there is a wall which is probably 15 - 20 meters long but that is all that is here! There’s lots of open space to have picnics and such but I would not recommend visiting here purely for the ‘castle’. I think we were here for about 20 minutes but after we read all the information signs there was nothing else to do or see.

At least the parking is free!
Written August 30, 2020
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leanne_maybe
Stoke-on-Trent, UK56 contributions
Bit of a hidden gem - free, so what's not to love?
Jul. 2020 • Family
I thought this was a bit of a hidden gem, although the visitor centre was closed due to covid. We were still able to see the herb garden and walk up the hill through the woods, spotting a few nice wooden sculptures of animals (and a few a bit more battered ones!) to the castle. Again due to covid we couldn't go right inside the keep but got to walk all around it and climb on the outer walls and admire the wide open views. There were information boards along the woodland path and around the keep which were quite interesting. Lots of space to sunbathe or play.
Written August 20, 2020
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ASB
Wolverhampton, UK16 contributions
Average
Sep. 2019 • Friends
Came for an open air play. Nothing special about the castle except for the nice views. Not worth standalone visit.
Written August 12, 2020
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Caron B
Stafford, UK150 contributions
Local History
Jun. 2020
walked up to the castle quite steep climb but worth it brilliant views of Stafford nice to see ruins of castle. due to covid the visitors centre was closed but still nice walks round the grounds and herb garden. car park very close by some wooden sculptures too.
Written July 2, 2020
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jessimo
Stoke-on-Trent, UK811 contributions
Castle with a view
Jun. 2020
Went to the castle during lockdown just to get some fresh air and exercise. Unfortunately the visitors centre and toilets were closed but still had a good hour walking around the path the reach the castle. I'm unaware if the castle is open and you would be able to go inside it wasn't on the day we went. Never-less we had a nice walk up reading info on the way and took so great views from the top.
Written June 21, 2020
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292bob
Stafford, UK527 contributions
One of the best views in Staffordshire
May 2019
The castle grounds are well cared now for but the castle has had a hard life and parts have been demolished.
Despite the damage over the years this is a lovely place for a picnic, the views are lovely and there is plenty of room for children to play.

The information boards give you enough information to imagine how the castle was in its prime.
Written March 1, 2020
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Jane A
Rugeley, UK74 contributions
A castle at the castle!
Mar. 2020 • Family
My grandson is learning about castles at school
So took the opportunity to visit again as it’s been about 25 years since I was last here. We had a great time and the visitor centre was fantastic especially for children as they can dress up and play with shields and swords (wooden of course!) definitely recommend
Written March 1, 2020
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  • Wed - Wed 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Fri - Sun 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.


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