Stokesay Castle - English Heritage

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.
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 Apr-30 Sep 10am-5pm daily / 1 Oct - 1 Nov 10am-5pm Wed-Sun / 2 Nov-28 Feb 10am-4pm Thu-Sun / 1-31 Mar 10am-5pm Wed-Sun / Closed 24-26 Dec and 1 Jan / Please note : castle may close early for functions. Please call to check

Admission charges

5.80/5.20/3.50/15.10

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.

Siege Challenge for Kids

  • 5 — 6 August 2014 11am-5pm

Stokesay is under siege, and it's your job to defend it! Find out how by listening to tales of the Civil War, then put your learnt skills to the test in drill and battles - it's a fun-filled challenge for all junior warriors!

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Website

http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/daysout/events/

Fighting Knights

  • 9 — 10 August 2014 11am-5pm

Journey back to medieval times with fighting knights and legends of old. Watch brave knights do battle and get a flavour of their life as you try on armour and hone your combat skills.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Website

http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/daysout/events/

Heroes and Villains

  • 12 — 13 August 2014 11am-5pm

Could you be a fearsome outlaw? Your training starts here! Take up your bow and arrow, be amazed at the myths and legends surrounding our favourite rogues and plan your own ambush.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Website

http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/daysout/events/

Royals and Rebels

  • 19 — 20 August 2014 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

Website

http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/daysout/events/

The Merchant of Venice

  • 29 August 2014 From 7:30pm

Professional outdoor touring theatre company Rain or Shine are set to delight family audiences once again this summer with their production of Shakespeare's classic comedy - The Merchant Of Venice. Antonio, a young man, pledges a pound of his own flesh to a moneylender, Shylock, so a friend can woo his lady-love in style. Antonio learns a hard lesson in loyalty, humanity, friendship and prejudice when the revenge-seeking Shylock comes to collect and he is unable to pay. From the merchants, who trade and barter on the Rialto, to a young Venetian's choice of a metal casket in Belmont, which could win him the hand of an heiress, Shakespeare weaves a web of romantic intrigue, cunning duplicity and comical foolery. Suitable for family audiences from 6 to 106.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Website

http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/daysout/events/

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.

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