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Nice views, peaceful

This is a small castle in ruins. There are information plaques during the walk up to and at the... read more

Reviewed 1 September 2018
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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more fun than expected

this place is very good and for free deffinatly cant complain,even got a dress up bit which was... read more

Reviewed 28 August 2018
Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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Newport Road, Stafford ST16 1BP, England
+44 1785 257698
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 20 June 2018

Stafford castle is amazing ! It is a really good place to go. The tour guides were incredibly knowledgeable and very friendly. The good part about it is that you can see the actual Keep. Inside the Keep there are little passageways with arrow slits....More

18  Thank Elworth C
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 29 July 2013

This castle, or what is left of it is nothing more than a drain on resources. There are far better examples around and local council taxpayers have far better things to have their money spent on.

4  Thank Ron M
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Reviewed 1 September 2018 via mobile

This is a small castle in ruins. There are information plaques during the walk up to and at the castle. There are toilets and a gift shop that sells a few souvenirs and ice cream.

Thank asalexander2018
Reviewed 30 August 2018 via mobile

Wonderful place to go and enjoy outside or in the museum lots to see such as walking up to the castle itself enjoying the views and reading the history of it all. The herb garden is fascinating. Went to see the Shakespeare in July fabulous...More

Thank Enid P
Reviewed 28 August 2018

this place is very good and for free deffinatly cant complain,even got a dress up bit which was alot fun,its only a quick activity but was worth going even if it wasnt free id still feel the same way.got a large wood area to walk...More

Thank Q1137TDsimong
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

A free place to visit which should entertain for around 30-45 minutes. The castle is in a ruin condition although there is some interesting history and a decent visitor centre.

Thank Metropolitan_Man
Reviewed 21 August 2018 via mobile

We like visiting the castle as we can walk around the grounds and take in the sights from the top. We haven’t been into the visitor centre for a while so unsure what is on offer there. We did visit when archery was available, this...More

Thank justmarielouise
Reviewed 16 August 2018

Having lived locally for several years I had yet to visit SC so during the School Holidays I though we'd have a quick visit. I wasn't expecting much to be honest as I had not heard anything of particular note from my friends and colleagues...More

Thank Mhadmonk
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

This Castle was built high up with excellent views in all directions. Just so you could see any enemy approaching! Built in 1100 AD, it played a part in the civil war during the 17th century. Destroyed in a number of occasions and unfortunately now...More

1  Thank B8841QVsteves
Reviewed 5 August 2018

They need to hire some people who know how to run an event!! Turned away just 40 minutes after the show opened as car park full - someone should have thought this through and arranged to open a local school field or something similar so...More

Thank minijo1
Reviewed 1 August 2018 via mobile

Visiting Stafford Castle is a great little afternoon pleaser, whether you be a couple, family with kids or on your own. The castle takes no more than an hour to see, including taking in viewing the museum. These are beautiful historic ruins, dating back to...More

Thank Collin W
Reviewed 1 August 2018 via mobile

We took our 4 year old grand daughter our Labrador and a picnic . Great day out lots of walking and exciting castle ruins for children. All at no cost and dog friendly. What a refreshing change to not have to pay for everything. Great...More

1  Thank Lynald0
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