|Stafford Castle Key Facts|
|County||Staffordshire (6 castles)|
|Directions||On the south-west edge of Stafford|
|Categories||Motte & Bailey / Stone|
|Remains||Small amount survives|
|Access to site||Only open at certain times|
|913||Tamworth fortified against the Danes|
|Athelflaed, the Lady of the Mercians, fortified the towns of Tamworth and Stafford against attack from the Danes. |
Episode: Viking Invasions
The Norman Conquerors built their castles in locations where they could keep control of the local populations of Saxons or at important locations such as river crossings or on key roads. Many motte and bailey castles were built on the border with Wales to try and keep the Welsh at bay. The advantage of this type of castle was that it was quick to construct. Making a fortification from wood was much easier than making one of stone.
Take control of a medieval trebuchet to destroy the enemy castle and capture their flag.
Transport yourself back up to a thousand years and explore historical buildings as they may have appeared in the past.