16 Best Castles and Palaces In Stafford Near Me | Day Out With The Kids

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Best Castles and Palaces In Stafford

We've rounded up the best castles and palaces in Stafford in our quest to discover brilliant family attractions and places to visit near you. There are 16 Stafford castles and palaces to pick from.Alternatively, why not explore some other sightseeing days out nearby, including museums and art galleries, or tourist attractions. Find the perfect places to go with your kids and get out on your next adventure!

All the castles and palaces we list are rated according to the ages they are suitable for, facilities and whether they are suitable for rainy days or best when the sun is shining.

Many of the places we list are historic or educational in nature and would be suitable for class trips or as ways to keep the learning up whilst having fun over the school holidays.

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Families outside Stafford Castle

Stafford Castle

  • Stafford
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Castles and Palaces

The enthusiastic visitor centre here really brings Stafford Castle to life! The interior is designed to encourage a 'hands-on' approach to history; t...

Orangutan at Dudley Zoo and Castle in Dudley

Dudley Zoo and Castle3 out of 5 starstotal reviews(2)

  • Dudley
  • Outdoor
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

If you think that not enough castles have zoos in their grounds, or vica versa, then Dudley Zoo and Castle is the place for you! Learn about lions, A...

Tamworth Castle

Tamworth Castle5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Tamworth
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Castles and Palaces

Step back in time at Tamworth Castle and make some great family memories! Find out what life was like from the castle’s Saxon beginnings right throug...

Ruins of Ashby de la Zouch Castle

Ashby de la Zouch Castle

  • Ashby-de-la-Zouch
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Castles and Palaces

Ashby de la Zouch Castle is a renowned Royalist stronghold during the Civil War, the castle finally fell to Parliament in 1646, and was then made unu...

Outside view of Cholmondeley Castle Gardens in Malpas

Cholmondeley Castle Gardens

  • Malpas
  • Outdoor
  • Castles and Palaces

Cholmondeley Castle is a short walk from the very popular Tea Room (producing a variety of food) takes you to the stables and paddocks, where you wil...

People walking through snow at Elvaston Castle

Elvaston Castle

  • Elvaston
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Castles and Palaces

The first county park in England, this has been gently entertaining and thoroughly inspiring for forty years. Obviously devoid of modern entertainmen...

Sunset at Beeston Castle in Tarporley

Beeston Castle and Woodland Park5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(2)

  • Tarporley
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Castles and Palaces

Handsome Beeston Castle in Tarporley, Cheshire is also known locally as The Castle Of The Rock. Active families can climb to the top of this impressi...

Outside view of Hartlebury Castle and Museum

Hartlebury Castle

  • Hartlebury
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Living in Worcestershire or paying a visit to the area? Enjoy a fun and educational morning or afternoon, or even a full day at Hartlebury Castle; it...

Men dressed as knights at Kenilworth Castle

Kenilworth Castle5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(2)

  • Kenilworth
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Castles and Palaces

The vast medieval fortress of Kenilworth Castle is one of the largest historic visitor attractions in the West Midlands, and one of the most spectacu...

Outside view of Ludlow Castle

Ludlow Castle

  • Ludlow
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Welcome to Ludlow Castle, an unusually complete range of medieval buildings with a varied history of Norman Fortress, Fortified Palace, Administrativ...

Entrance to Nottingham Castle

Nottingham Castle

  • Nottingham
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Castles and Palaces

The Nottingham Castle is a magnificent 17th Century ducal mansion built on the site of the original Medieval Castle, with spectacular views across th...

Ground view of Nottingham Castle Caves in Nottingham

Nottingham Castle Caves

  • Nottingham
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Caves and Mines

Beneath the Castle a labyrinth of manmade caves and tunnels continue to tell the turbulent story of this historic site. Come along for a memorable to...

Chirk Castle

Chirk Castle

  • Wrexham
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Castles and Palaces

Explore 700 years of history, in Chirk Castle! Towers, two-level dungeons and murder holes - Chirk Castle has it all. And a curious fact - it’s the o...

Powis Castle

Powis Castle

  • Welshpool
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Castles and Palaces

Take a trip to the medieval Powis Castle - perched on a hilltop, overlooking Welshpool and the green Welsh fields, it opens up stunning views of the...

Craft vineyard at Croft Castle and Parkland in Leominster

Croft Castle and Parkland

  • Leominster
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Castles and Palaces

Croft Castle boasts over 1500 acres of surrounding farm, park and woodland to explore. The castle itself has numerous intriguing options for kids inc...

Warwick Castle

Warwick Castle5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(5)

  • Warwick
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Castles and Palaces

Warwick Castle welcomes all knights and princesses for a day of medieval adventures! Delve into the jaw-dropping history of the castle and discover m...

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