"Stafford Castle" Stafford Castle Tip by zizkov

Stafford Castle, Stafford: 1 reviews and 5 photos

  The remnants of Stafford Castle
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  • The remnants of Stafford Castle - Stafford
      The remnants of Stafford Castle
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  • Motte and Bailey Plan - Stafford
      Motte and Bailey Plan
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  • Castle over inner motte ditch - Stafford
      Castle over inner motte ditch
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  • Stafford Castle Info board - Stafford
      Stafford Castle Info board
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  • View over outer bailey towards Stafford - Stafford
      View over outer bailey towards Stafford
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Stafford Castle, as is, is a bit of an oddity. It was formerly the largest motte and bailey castle in England, but what is now left are much of the groundworks, and a crumbling reconstruction of a reconstruction. I had expected something a bit more substantial: a lot of imagination is needed (more than I have, actually) to imagine it in its heyday.

More info to follow when I have checked I am not spouting rubbish (historically speaking, that is).

Address: Newport Rd, Stafford
Directions: A good half-hour hike uphill from the centre. Not very interesting. Take the bus.
Website: http://www.staffordbc.gov.uk

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Oct 30, 2006
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