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The ruins at Weoley Castle are over 700 years old and are the remains of the moated medieval manor house that once stood here.
The site has been inhabited from the 12th century and, according to the Doomsday Book, was part of the estates of William Fitz Ansculf.
Excavations have revealed the wealthy status of the castle’s occupants.
Finds have included glass from Syria and a range of kitchen equipment. Some of the objects can be seen at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery.
Weoley changed hands several times between 1485 and 1531 when it began to fall into disrepair. In the centuries that followed, stone from the castle was removed to build a nearby farm and the Dudley no.2 canal.
Today the site is a Scheduled Ancient Monument of national importance, which means it is legally protected from future development or damage.
The ruins are not accessible to visitors. The current viewing area closes on September 26th 2009.
The site is undergoing development work with the creation of a community classroom and consolidation of the ruins. This is part of a Heritage Lottery and English Heritage funded project to increase access to Weoley Castle Ruins.
Castle or defences
Opening Spring 2010
Closed until Spring 2010
Hungry Bug Play Day and Picnic
- 6 August 2014 11:30am-3pm
Have a go at our butterfly hunt, make yourself a caterpillar hat, and enjoy our bug-themed play area. Why not bring along a picnic to enjoy in the castle grounds – because all us bugs get hungry after a good play! Activities are aimed at 6 years and under, but older children are welcome. Please note that all children must be accompanied by a responsible adult at all times and remember that we are an alcohol free zone when packing your picnic!
- Any age
£2.00 per child. Parents go free.
Talk and Walk
- 30 August 2014 2-4pm
Join one of our resident experts for an illustrated talk and tour of the ruins!
Please wear sturdy foot gear and dress for the weather!
Bookable event. Please phone 0121 464 2193 to book your ticket.
£5.00 per person (hot drink included).
Our resident expert will dip into the history of Weoley Castle Ruins and its various owners from the Saxon Period up to the present day.
- Any age
£5.00 per person.
- 3 September 2014 7-9pm
Our ever popular Bat Walk in partnership with the Birmingham Bat Society. The evening will start at 19:00 with an introductory talk to these wee flying beasties by our Brum Bat expert which will be followed by a walk around the ruins with bat detectors to see what we can find!
Pre-booking is essential and places are limited for this activity. Please call 0121 464 2193 to book your ticket.
Heritage Open Weekend Tours
- 12 September 2014 12-2pm
Drop in for a free tour of the castle ruins lead by one of our expert guides. Tours start from the Viewing Area at 12:00, 12:30, 13:00 and 13:30. Includes Q and A.
Falconry Event and Free Kids Trail
- 21 September 2014 1-4pm
Watch hawks and other beautiful birds of prey take to the skies over the castle ruins and have a go at our wild bird trail! Please note that all children must be accompanied by a responsible adult at all times. Strictly no dogs.
- Any age
£1.00 per adult, children go free.