Castles monuments in Birmingham & West Mids
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Castles & Ancient Monuments in Birmingham & West Mids

Heritage sites also including Battlefield sites, Historic Landmarks & Roman Forts in Birmingham & West Mids...





Birmingham & West Mids Ancient Monuments, Castles, Roman Forts, Battlefield Sites, etc

 
blank tabLUNT ROMAN FORTCastles & Historic Monuments
Coventry Road, Baginton, Coventry, West Midlands, CV8 3AJ


Established in AD60 and is located in Baginton, near Coventry. Major discoveries between 1960 and 1973 led to the partial re-construction of the defences and granary, the latter housing the museum. Visitors can enter the fort by the new and improved east gateway which is now built entirely from timber. An interesting feature of the fort is its unique circular construction used as a training ring for the cavalry, named gyrus. The outlines of other buildings can be seen, including the principia, or headquarters, and six barrack blocks. Facilities include free parking, picnic area, wheelchair access and a gift shop.
Tel: 024 76786142    Fax: 024 7630 3567
E-mail: luntromanfort@coventry.gov.uk
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Dudley Zoo and Castle

2 The Broadway, Dudley, West Midlands, DY1 4QB
Tel: 01384 215313    Fax: 01384 456048    E-mail: admin@dudleyzoo.org

With breathtaking views over the Black Country, the Zoo was built within the grounds of Dudley Castle, which dates back to Norman times, in approximately 1071. Over the years, Dudley Castle became a Renaissance palace, and a Royalist stronghold during the Civil War, until it was devastated by a three day fire in 1750.

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Weoley Castle

Somerford Road, Weoley Castle, Selly Oak, Birmingham, West Midlands, B29 5LX
Tel: 0121 256 5600      E-mail: richard@weoleycastle.org.uk

Weoley Castle is a former 13th century fortified manor house, founded by William Fitz Ansculf. In 1264, Roger de Somery was granted licence to encase the platform with a curtain wall. The platform now supports the foundations of a 14th century chapel and a 15th century hall, contained within are domestic and lodging ranges. Its curtain wall is flanked by five small towers, with the gatehouse on the bank of the ditch.

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Red House Glass Cone

Red House Glass Cone, High St, Wordsley
Tel: 01384 812345    E-mail: redhouse.cone@dudley.gov.uk

Watch demonstrations on the art of glassmaking or take a guided tour around the complex that is also available in pure audio format. Rent a workshop or take part in exhibitions showcasing skilful work from local glass artists.

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