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.