Trains to Stafford Castle 

Embark on a journey back in time with a visit to Stafford Castle. Nestled in the heart of Staffordshire, this landmark is easily accessible by train and offers a look into centuries of history.

Join us as we explore how to get there, the exciting activities you can enjoy, and how Avanti West Coast makes your journey effortless.

How to get to Stafford Castle

Reaching Stafford Castle is convenient with Avanti West Coast. The nearest station is Stafford Station, situated just a mile away from the castle.

From here, you can take a short taxi ride or enjoy a stroll to this historic site.

Stafford Castle is also easily accessed by driving. Located off the A518, the castle has clear signage from the M6 junctions 13 or 14 and has free on-site parking.

What to do at Stafford Castle

At Stafford Castle, you can immerse yourself in a variety of engaging activities. The castle hosts a variety of events all year round. These include historical re-enactments and family-friendly festivals.

One notable event is the Viking Re-enactment. Here, you can see a Viking hoard setting up their village and engaging in activities like cooking, weaving, and leatherwork. You can even enjoy archery lessons from the Six Towns Company of Archers

Additionally, there is a children's workshop, a games area, face painting, and food stalls. These Stafford Castle events are a great opportunity for both adults and children to get hands-on with history.

For those who enjoy nature and wildlife, “Wildlife at the Castle” is an event not to be missed. It showcases local animals, stalls, and activities, making it a perfect day out for nature lovers.

Additionally, the castle grounds provide a relaxing spot for picnics. They offer stunning views and peaceful surroundings.

About Stafford Castle

Stafford Castle has a rich history dating back over 900 years. First built in 1100 AD by Robert of Stafford, the castle started as a huge timber fortress. Since the Norman period, it has been a prominent feature in the local landscape.

It went through many phases of construction and reconstruction during the medieval period and into the 19th century. These changes reflect the castle's evolving fortunes over a millennium.

The Jerningham family extensively rebuilt the castle in the Gothic Revival style in 1813. But, by the 20th century, the castle had fallen into ruin and was abandoned in the 1950s.

Recent restoration work and archaeological investigations have highlighted Stafford Castle's significance. It is now one of the best examples of Norman earthworks in the country, offering visitors a glimpse into its 900-year history.

Ways to save on your train ticket to Stafford Castle

Journey to the Stafford Castle and make your trip more affordable with these savvy tips.

For families and groups, the Family and Group Tickets are ideal, especially with the bonus of free travel for children under five.

Make the most of Avanti's Journey Planner to seek out the best fares tailored for your Ironbridge adventure. Frequent travellers should also look into Club Avanti for a handy 10% discount on their next trip, plus other exclusive benefits.

A Railcard can be another great choice to reduce your expenses if you travel often, saving up to a third on rail travel.

Finally, consider the advantages of booking your tickets in advance to enjoy large savings. With the potential of up to 70% off the standard fares, you can make your journey to the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution even more rewarding.

Get the Avanti app

Enhance your journey to Stafford Castle by downloading the Avanti West Coast app. It's your one-stop solution for finding the best fares, choosing seats, and managing your trip with ease.

The app makes travelling by train a breeze, allowing you to focus on enjoying your visit to Stafford Castle.

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