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Best Castles and Palaces In West Midlands

We've rounded up the best castles and palaces in West Midlands in our quest to discover brilliant family attractions and places to visit near you. There are 17 West Midlands castles and palaces to pick from.Alternatively, why not explore some other sightseeing days out nearby, including museums and art galleries. 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.

Find your perfect day out

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 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...

Kenilworth Castle4.5 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...

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...

Warwick Castle4.6 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...

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...

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...

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...



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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...

Broughton Castle

  • Banbury
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Castles and Palaces

Broughton Castle is a handsome fort and moat manor house made somewhat more famous recently through it's recognisable roles in Wolf Hall, Shakespeare...

Sudeley Castle5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Winchcombe
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Castles and Palaces

Dig out those crowns and channel royalty at Sudeley Castle. Home to historic figures and incredible natural beauty, it’s a fabulous spot for a full d...

Eastnor Castle

  • Ledbury
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Castles and Palaces

Eastnor Castle is a fairy-tale Georgian castle in magical surroundings, with Deer Park, Lake and Arboretum. This award winning tourist attraction wil...

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...

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...

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...

Rockingham Castle

  • Market Harborough
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Castles and Palaces

Rockingham Castle was built by the famous William the Conqueror, for 450 years Rockingham was a Royal fortress, and since then it has been home to th...

Blenheim Palace

  • Woodstock
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Castles and Palaces

Dating back 300 years and packed full of games and play, Blenheim Palace is a World Heritage gem nestled in the rolling hills of Oxfordshire. Step do...

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