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Awe Inspiring

We passed by again today. Bright sunshine bathed the castle walls with dry grassland in the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Jan W
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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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Chartley Castle - access by organised tour by prior arrangement only

Chartley Castle has an interesting history, and was briefly a place of imprisonment for Mary, Queen... read more

Reviewed 23 April 2017
WilliamRead
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Stafford, Great Britain
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29 Apr 2018
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Stowe By Chartley, Stafford ST18 0LN, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We passed by again today. Bright sunshine bathed the castle walls with dry grassland in the foreground and a dark stormy sky behind. Where was my camera when I needed it?

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Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

We went to visit the castle as my daughter loves to draw castles, we turned in to a road, which did not state private property, we realised we couldn’t get to the castle this way so turned around where we were met with the most...More

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Reviewed 25 September 2017

The history of this building and its inhabitants is well worth exploring. Like Sheriff Hutton Castle in North Yorkshire, Chartley has large scale ruins; although I respect the rights of private owners, and appreciate that the site can be viewed by prior arrangement, I wonder...More

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Reviewed 15 July 2017

went here for a walk up to the top of the castle area castle is something of a sight and the the spot its at gives a great view of the surrounding area.

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Reviewed 23 April 2017

Chartley Castle has an interesting history, and was briefly a place of imprisonment for Mary, Queen of Scots. It is a ruin without public access that can only be visited by prior arrangement and as part of a guided tour. Stafford TIC may have information...More

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Reviewed 11 January 2017

When travelling we stumbled across this beautiful old ruined castle and, not knowing anything about it I researched it on my phone and realised what an interesting history it has. It is well worth pulling in as you pass in a car and having a...More

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lesley g
11 February 2017|
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I'm afraid you can't visit the castle up close, it's on private land and the land owners are pretty aggressive with sightseers! I live very close by to Chartley and like many found the history of the area fascinating... More
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