Castles monuments in Staffordshire
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Castles & Ancient Monuments in Staffordshire

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Staffordshire Ancient Monuments, Castles, Roman Forts, Battlefield Sites, etc

 
blank tabSTAFFORD CASTLE & VISITORS CENTRECastles & Historic Monuments
Newport Road, Stafford, Staffordshire, ST16 1DJ
Establishment Photo
Built by William the Conqueror to subdue rebellious local people, Stafford Castle has dominated the Stafford landscape for over 900 years. Visitors today will find a more peaceful setting - you can follow the castle trail, exploring the castle ruins and taking in the panoramic views from the hilltop, stroll in the unique medieval herb garden, and discover for yourself the dramatic story behind the castle walls. Join in the exciting events - Stafford Castle is the venue for an exciting year round programme of events from historical re-enactments and Shakespeare productions, to themed tours and children's' activities - there's something to interest all ages and tastes. Admission Free. Charges may apply for some events, please call for details.
Tel: 01785 257698    Fax: 01785 257698
E-mail: staffordcastle@staffordbc.gov.uk
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blank tabTUTBURY CASTLECastles & Historic Monuments
Tutbury, Nr Burton-upon-Trent
Disabled Facilities

Part ruined motte and Royal bailey castle dating from the 11th Century where Mary Queen of Scots was 4 times imprisoned. Offering a whole rage of new and exciting attractions, visitors are now able to see The Great hall, which is dressed as a 1570`s State Room with some Tudor furniture and fascinating artefacts. A Tudor garden and herbery has been recreated and Tudor/period music occasionally played on site. Gift shop and tea room selling light refreshments/lunches, cream teas, plus take-away service. Ample car and coach parking on site. *Sorry no access to the first floor*.
Tel: 01283 812129
E-mail: info@tutburycastle.com
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The Abbots Bromley Horn Dance

The Butter Cross Photo © Angella Streluk
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Photo: Angella Streluk CCL

 


They say we Brits can be a little eccentric, and when it comes to some of our more peculiar folk customs it's a charge that's hard to deny (As an eccentric Brit myself, I'm allowed to say things like that). If you want to see British eccentricity at its best, imagine it's a pleasant day in early September. You're visiting Abbots Bromley, Staffordshire, having a quiet lunchtime drink in one of the five charming pubs to be found in the village.

 

You hear strange noises outside. You hear bellowing, singing, music. More...

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Castle Ring - Iron Age Hill Fort

Cannock Chase - near Cannock Wood

Largest of seven Iron Age forts in Staffordshire. It was built between 500BC and 43AD and covers around nine acres. The fort has two lines of defence to the North, West and South West whilst there are as many as four ditches and banks on the Eastern side. It is also the highest point on Cannock Chase. (801 feet). Open permanently.

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Chartley Castle

On A518 Uttoxeter Road near Weston, Stafford

Ruins of castle with footpath through the area. Associations with Mary, Queen of Scots. Access by arrangement only.

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Tamworth Castle

The Holloway, Lady Bank, Tamworth, Staffordshire, B79 7NA
Tel: 01827 709626

Why not take a trip to Tamworth Castle and explore over 900 years of history. A magnificent motte and bailey castle, its curtain wall and shell-keep date from the late 12th Century. Your journey back in time begins behind the ancient fortress walls where Tudor and Jacobean buildings tower over the Medieval Banqueting Hall. Don’t miss the secret passage where you can fire an imaginary arrow through the arrow slit!

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The Potteries of Stoke-on-Trent

Bottle kilns Photo © John Lloyd
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Photo: John Lloyd CCL

 


Stoke-on-Trent is not the destination of choice for those looking to spend a weekend in picturesque surroundings.

While I might have just offended the good inhabitants of the city with this statement, it has to be said that, taken as a whole, this is far from the prettiest place in England.

So why visit?... I'll come to that in a minute, but there's something else you should know before you pack your weekend bag.

The city of Stoke-on-Trent is a modern invention, one that didn't exist before 1910. Today's city is a conglomeration of six separate towns (and a couple of villages, such as Etruria), that are collectively known as The Potteries. Individually they are Burslem, Fenton, Hanley (the city centre), Longton, Stoke and Tunstall. More...

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Mow Cop Castle

Mow Cop, Nr Biddulph, Staffordshire
E-mail: robert@mowcop.com

Stunning views of North Staffordshire and the Cheshire plains can be seen from the remains of the castle.

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Cheddleton Flint Mill

Cheddleton, Leek, nr. Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire ST13 7HL
Tel: 01782 502907

Cheddleton Flint Mill originates from the 18th century and uses two working watermills for grinding flint. South Mill was modified in 19th century and now contains displays describing its relation to the pottery industry.

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Barlaston Hall

Barlaston, nr. Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire ST12 9AT
Tel: 01782 372391     E-mail: wadey54@mac.com

Mid-18th century Palladian villa reportedly designed by Sir Robert Taylor. The public rooms contain fine examples of 18th century plasterwork.  Extensive restoration was carried out during the 1990's.

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