Newport Road, Stafford ST16 1DJ Directions
Castle, Gift Shop, Garden Areas, Heritage Site, Architecture Structure, Visitor Center, Tourist Place, Herb Garden, Public and Special Events, Grounds & Tours
Stafford Castle is a stone standing in the 14th century on top of an 11th-century castle mound on Stafford's edge. The interior designed to promote a 'hands-on' approach to history; with fun and discovery thrown in; the focus is most definitely on facts! Interactive components include coin minting, brass rubbing, gripping arms, weapons, and dress up for occasions. The herb garden has a handy guide to what was used back in the day for the various plants, which is quite impressive.
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ANCIENT HIGH HOUSE
48 Greengate Street, Stafford ST16 2JA Directions
Historical Places, Collection, Artefacts, Architectural Structure, Children's Games and Quizzes, Occasional Themed Tours, School and Group Visits, Traditional Toys, House, Talks and Workshops, Programs, Souvenirs, Displays, Activities, Civil Ceremonies, Exhibitions, Weddings, Gifts & Local Crafts
Ancient High House is one of the country's most beautiful Tudor palaces, and it is England's biggest residual timber-framed townhouse. The hall provides a fascinating insight into the lives of people living there over the years. You can visit the civil war room where king Charles 1st and prince Rupert spent their brief visit to the city; and don't miss to see the Stuart bedroom with its magnificent four-poster beds. It offers a wide range of gifts, souvenirs, local crafts, traditional toys, and stock up a wide range of books on local history.
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WILLIAM SALT LIBRARY
19 Eastgate Street, Stafford ST16 2LZ Directions
Manuscripts, Shops, Conservation, Historical Places, Printed Books, Drawings, Pamphlets, Watercolours and Transcripts Collections, Storage Facilities, Events & Programs
William Salt Library is a Grade II listed building. It offers ongoing accessions and collection management for educational and other uses of a historic library relating to Staffordshire. The library has collections that are an invaluable resource for researching local and family history in Staffordshire, and are available free of charge for public consultation in their reading rooms.