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  • Enjoy Card offer

Castle, free entry


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


Stafford Castle

01785 257698


Newport Road,
ST16 1DJ

Events at this Venue

date event
Wed 25 - Sun 29 Oct Hallowe'en Hands on Horror
Fri 24 Nov Comic Capers in the King's Christmas Court
Sat 2 - Sun 24 Dec Christmas at the Castle
Sat 9 - Sun 10 Dec Christmas Tree Sales
Sun 10 Dec Christmas Wreaths
Sat 16 - Sun 17 Dec Christmas Tree Sales


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


Free entry

Additional charge for events



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


  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
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