translate icon

image for Castle item typeStafford Castle and Visitor Centre

  • Enjoy Card offer

Castle, free entry

ENJOY CARD OFFER

Stafford Castle and Visitor Centre

Stafford Castle and Visitor Centre

Special Offers

  • Offer: On presentation of the Staffordshire Enjoy Card receive a 10% discount on gift shop purchases.

    Not to be used in conjunction with any other offer.
    Dates valid:
    • Sun 1 Jan - Sun 31 Dec 2017

Contact

Stafford Castle

01785 257698

Address

Newport Road,
Stafford,
Staffordshire,
ST16 1DJ

Events at this Venue

Details

This prominent vantage point and strategic site was quickly recognised by the Normans, who built a huge timber fortress here by 1100 AD. In the years shortly after the Norman invasion of 1066, William the Conqueror is believed to have ordered defences to be built against a still hostile and rebellious native community. The fortunes of the castle and its owners, the Stafford family, fluctuated greatly. Earl Ralph, a founder member of the Order of the Garter, built a massive stone keep on top of the motte in 1347. In 1444, Humphrey Stafford was created Duke of Buckinghamshire and the castle reached its heyday.

On-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsAccepts groups

Children welcomeDisabled access

Opening details

April - October: Wednesday - Sunday and Bank Holiday Mondays: 11:00 - 16:00

November - March: Saturday & Sunday: 11:00 - 16:00

Prices

Free entry

Additional charge for events

Location

Directions

See location of Stafford Castle and Visitor Centre on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: SJ 901222  Lat: 52.79813 Long: -2.14687

Leave the M6 at junction 13 or 14, then follow signs for Stafford. Stafford Castle is located off the A518, one mile from the town of Stafford.

Parking: free

Facilities

  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
You are accepting third-party cookies. powered by NVG