Stokesay Castle - English Heritage

An exterior view of Stokesay Castle
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Stokesay Castle is the finest and best preserved 13th-century fortified manor house in England. It offers visitors a unique glimpse into a distant age, when strength and elegance were combined.

Set amid peaceful countryside near the Welsh border, Stokesay Castle forms an outstandingly picturesque group with its timber-framed gatehouse and the parish church.

An audio tour will help you to imagine Stokesay as the centre of medieval life. Its grounds include cottage-style gardens, a tearoom open from April to October, and a gift shop.

Venue Type:

Historic house or home, Castle or defences, Garden, parklands or rural site

Opening hours

1 April - 30 September 2014
Monday 10:00 - 18:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 18:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 18:00
Thursday 10:00 - 18:00
Friday 10:00 - 18:00
Saturday 10:00 - 18:00
Sunday 10:00 - 18:00

1 October - 2 November 2014
Monday 10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 17:00
Thursday 10:00 - 17:00
Friday 10:00 - 17:00
Saturday 10:00 - 17:00
Sunday 10:00 - 17:00

3 November 2014 - 15 February 2015
Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday Closed
Thursday Closed
Friday Closed
Saturday 10:00 - 16:00
Sunday 10:00 - 16:00

Christmas Eve
24 Dec 2014 Closed
Christmas Day
25 Dec 2014 Closed
Boxing Day
26 Dec 2014 Closed
New Year’s Eve
31 Dec 2014 Closed
New Year's Day
1 Jan 2015 Closed

16 February - 20 February 2015
Monday 10:00 - 16:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 16:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 16:00
Thursday 10:00 - 16:00
Friday 10:00 - 16:00
Saturday 10:00 - 16:00
Sunday 10:00 - 16:00

21 February - 29 March 2015
Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday Closed
Thursday Closed
Friday Closed
Saturday 10:00 - 16:00
Sunday 10:00 - 16:00

Admission charges

Adult £6.40
Child (5-15 years) £3.80
Concession are you eligible? £5.80
Family (2 Adults, 3 Children.) £16.60

Discounts

  • English Heritage
Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.

Fighting Knights

  • 25 — 26 July 2015 11am-5pm

Journey back to the age of chivalry with fighting knights and legends of old. Watch brave knights prepare for combat, and find out what it took to become a hero of the medieval realm.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Admission

English Heritage members Free
Adult £6.60
Child, 5-15 years £4.00
Concession £6.00
Family £17.20

Website

http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/whats-on/fighting-knights-Stok-25-07-2015/

Life & Times: Civil War at Stokesay

  • 8 — 9 August 2015 11am-5pm

Travel back to the 17th century where the Civil War is in full flow! See how Stokesay’s inhabitants lived during this threatening time and discover stories of a country at war as one of the most unsettled periods of England’s story is brought to life.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Admission

English Heritage members Free
Adult £7.90
Child, 5-15 years £4.80
Concession £7.20
Family £20.60

Website

http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/whats-on/life--times-civil-war-at-stokesay-Stok-08-08-2015/

Trial & Punishment

  • 13 — 14 August 2015 11am-5pm

Get set for a medieval adventure as you meet the suspected rotters standing trial for their dastardly deeds. This light-hearted look at justice from yesteryear will put you at the heart of the action as you help the judge to make his verdict. Are they guilty or not-guilty? Young jurors, you decide!

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Admission

English Heritage members Free
Adult £6.60
Child, 5-15 years £4.00
Concession £6.00
Family £17.20

Website

http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/whats-on/trial--punishment-Stok-13-08-2015/

Royals & Rebels

  • 27 — 28 August 2015 11am-5pm

Prepare for uprising, battles and conflict in our Royals and Rebels event especially for children. Whose side will you be on and are you prepared for battle? Find out with plenty of hands-on activities and games which will put you to the test!

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Admission

English Heritage members Free
Adult £6.60
Child, 5-15 years £4.00
Concession £6.00
Family £17.20

Website

http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/whats-on/royals--rebels-Stok-27-08-2015/

The Medieval Castle

  • 30 — 31 August 2015 11am-5pm

It’s the 15th century and the War of the Roses rages throughout the land. Where better to experience the trials and tribulations of life amidst the battles of Lancaster and York than the country’s best preserved medieval hall at Stokesay Castle? See the castle inhabitants go about their lives and discover tales of days gone by as one of England’s most exciting eras comes to life.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Admission

English Heritage members Free
Adult £7.90
Child, 5-15 years £4.80
Concession £7.20
Family £20.60

Website

http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/whats-on/the-medieval-castle-Stok-30-08-2015/

Resources listed here may include websites, bookable tours and workshops, books, loan boxes and more. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all.

Weave a Web of Tales at Stokesay Discovery Visit

The building of Stokesay Castle was funded by riches from the local wool trade. Then the fortified house evolved, expanded and changed through the years. Local storyteller Sally Tonge takes you on a “story walk” through the castle, spinning yarns of textiles, cloths and treasures and undressing layers of history that shroud this fascinating site. Explore the notion of shifting history by sharing stories, imaginations and local folklore.
Duartion: 1 hour
Key Stage: 1, 2, History, Literacy

How to obtain

Call 0121 625 6864 to book a 1 hour tour, available June 15–19 2009. Price £75 per group. Visit http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/server/show/nav.19509 for more information.

Stokesay Castle - English Heritage
Craven Arms
Shropshire
SY7 9AH
England

Website

www.english-heritage.org.uk/daysout/properties/stokesay-castle/

Telephone

01588 672544

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
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