Stafford Castle & Visitor Centre
Follow an informative trail of interpretation panels and get a fascinating insight into the 900-year history of this castle and its site. You will also see one of the best surviving examples of Norman earthworks in the country.
Walk around a fragrant herb garden with sixteen beds, each containing herbs relating to a specific illness and learn what herbs were used in the Medieval period. The site extends over 26 acres and consists of a Keep, an inner and outer bailey, woodland and a Visitor Centre.
Enjoy an audio visual display of the castle’s history at the Visitor Centre and walk around the display area where ever-changing exhibitions are held. Also in the centre, you will see armour, arms, costumes and a scale model of the motte and bailey castle which shows what it may have looked like 1100 AD. There are many hands on activities you can engage in here such as coin minting and brass rubbing.
If you love history and walking this is a great place to visit.
Facilities: The Keep is open to the public during Visitor Centre opening hours. There is a car park on site and 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.
Opening Times: Stafford Castle and the Visitor Centre is open from April 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.
Costs: Admission is free with the exception of some events.