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Whittington Castle

   
Address : Castle Street
Town/City : Whittington
County : Shropshire
Country : England
Post code : SY11 4DF
Phone : 01691 662397
Web Site :  www.whittingtoncastle.co.uk

near Oswestry, Shropshire. 

A fairy tale Castle, ivy clad ruined walls, medieval moat and a twin towered gatehouse entrance are the iconic features of Whittington Castle near Oswestry in Shropshire. This Castle which was the first community run Castle in the country, was re launched in 2007 after a huge restoration project and it has been drawing visitors from far and wide since.

The Castle makes the ideal group outing it has a tearoom serving sandwiches, cakes and refreshments and the speciality The Castle Cream Tea. The Castle has a well-stocked second hand bookshop area and sells souvenirs and gifts. A new bridge gives access to the inner bailey area and tower and the moat has been extended and the pavilion replaced to give view of the landscape which was once a medieval garden. Disabled toilets are available. Throughout the year there are many events from Historic Medieval Re-enactments, Living History days as well as Plant and Craft Fairs to Outdoor Theatre Productions - visit the website for a full list of events. Costumed Guides are available (if pre-booked) for groups of 8 people or more. The tours offer visitors the chance to see into some of the locked rooms and hear stories of the Castle's fascinating history.
The castle is steeped in historical tales of bitter warfare, treachery, death, myths, legends and of course many ghosts and strange happenings. It is said that "The Holy Grail" was once hidden here as well as a cursed chest which is opened would bring death. The Castle is also connected to some very famous historic figures like Dick Whittington once Lord Mayor of London and Shropshire's very own Robin Hood  Fulk FitzWarine III. The FitzWarine family acquired Whittington Castle and in the late 12th Century Fulk FitzWarine III was outlawed by King John.
The Castle is available for Civil Ceremonies, Knight and Princess Birthday Parties as well as Paranormal Investigations, Group tours and School groups. The Castle has a Membership scheme and welcomes new members and those who wish to help at the Castle as volunteers. The Castle is now completely self funded.

See www.whittingtoncastle.co.uk for more information and a full list of events.
Telephone 01691 662397 or e-mail info@whittingtoncastle.co.uk for more information.

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