Stafford Castle

The remains of a large motte and bailey castle. Some modern rebuilding work took place in the last two centuries to create a home but was later abandoned.

Stafford Castle Key Facts
CountyStaffordshire (6 castles)
DirectionsOn the south-west edge of Stafford
CategoriesMotte & Bailey / Stone
RemainsSmall amount survives
Access to siteOnly 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. [1]

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Motte and Bailey Castles

Virtual reconstruction

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.

Trebuchet Game (Beta Version)

Take control of a medieval trebuchet to destroy the enemy castle and capture their flag.



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Android Phone App

TimeRef UK Castles Mobile App for Android Phone

This Android app allows you to find castles thar are near you. Currently the app includes only English and Welsh castles.

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