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A gentle stroll up to the castle and great views

There isn't a great deal to see within the castle and it would benefit from a little more "story... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
GregoryB
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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
Amazing Views

Choose a fine day for visiting. The views are amazing as you circumnavigate the old castle ruins... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
SilverNomad04
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Rugeley, United Kingdom
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Reviewed yesterday

Moved to Staffordshire last year so lucky to have this on my doorstep. The views are amazing and a good place to run and keep fit.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Soulfulsoul
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There isn't a great deal to see within the castle and it would benefit from a little more "story telling" on the information boards. However, the staff were friendly and as it was a week day it should have been closed completely but with a...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank GregoryB
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Choose a fine day for visiting. The views are amazing as you circumnavigate the old castle ruins. You cannot go on the ramparts or walls but it is still worth the steep but short climb up. Ample parking in the official park (which was partly...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank SilverNomad04
Reviewed 1 September 2018 via mobile

This is a small castle in ruins. There are information plaques during the walk up to and at the castle. There are toilets and a gift shop that sells a few souvenirs and ice cream.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank asalexander2018
Reviewed 30 August 2018 via mobile

Wonderful place to go and enjoy outside or in the museum lots to see such as walking up to the castle itself enjoying the views and reading the history of it all. The herb garden is fascinating. Went to see the Shakespeare in July fabulous...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Enid P
Reviewed 28 August 2018

this place is very good and for free deffinatly cant complain,even got a dress up bit which was alot fun,its only a quick activity but was worth going even if it wasnt free id still feel the same way.got a large wood area to walk...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Q1137TDsimong
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

A free place to visit which should entertain for around 30-45 minutes. The castle is in a ruin condition although there is some interesting history and a decent visitor centre.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Metropolitan_Man
Reviewed 21 August 2018 via mobile

We like visiting the castle as we can walk around the grounds and take in the sights from the top. We haven’t been into the visitor centre for a while so unsure what is on offer there. We did visit when archery was available, this...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank justmarielouise
Reviewed 16 August 2018

Having lived locally for several years I had yet to visit SC so during the School Holidays I though we'd have a quick visit. I wasn't expecting much to be honest as I had not heard anything of particular note from my friends and colleagues...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Mhadmonk
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

This Castle was built high up with excellent views in all directions. Just so you could see any enemy approaching! Built in 1100 AD, it played a part in the civil war during the 17th century. Destroyed in a number of occasions and unfortunately now...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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