STAFFORDSHIRE - Stafford, England, ST16 1DJ
Phone: 01785 257698
First built by William the Conqueror to subdue the rebellious population, the Castle has dominated the Stafford skyline for over 900 years. Uncover the secrets of the site through Norman times, the medieval period, the English Civil War, right up to the present day.
The site itself extends to over 26 acres and consists of Keep (open to the public during visitor centre opening hours), inner bailey, outer bailey, woodland, herb garden, visitor centre and car park.
The Visitor Centre (in the style of a Norman guard house) brings Stafford Castle to life, encouraging a fun 'hands-on' approach to history, with a collection of artefacts from archaeological excavations, a scale model of the motte and bailey castle, audio-visual area and guides pleased to answer your questions on the castle and its site. The gift shop has a wide range of souvenirs, books, gifts and refreshments.
There is a single die electric machine in the visitor centre. What's more, the penny still only costs 50 pence. The design is of the Castle and the Staffordshire Knot, Stafford Castle and a dotted border.
Details uploaded by David Miller, UKPennies.co.uk
and I.T. Hope