Weoley Castle

Weoley Castle
Alwold Road
Weoley Castle
Birmingham
B29 5RX
England

Website

www.birmingham.gov.uk/weoleycastle

E-mail

bmag_enquiries@birmingham.gov.uk

Telephone

0121 464 2193

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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.

Venue Type:

Castle or defences

Opening hours

Opening Spring 2010

Closed until Spring 2010

Admission charges

FREE

Collection details

Archaeology

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Bat Walk

  • 3 September 2014 7-9pm *on now

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!

Suitable for

  • 18+

Admission

Pre-booking is essential and places are limited for this activity. Please call 0121 464 2193 to book your ticket.

Weoley Castle

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.

Suitable for

  • 18+
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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.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£1.00 per adult, children go free.