Weoley Castle, Alwold Road

Weoley Castle, Alwold Road, Weoley, Birmingham B29 5UN View on map

Well preserved ruins of 13th century fortified manor house. Following the granting of a licence to crenellate in 1264, the Lords of Dudley commenced building the stone structure that we see today in the 1270s. The stone complex replaced an earlier timber phase of Norman date. It is described as being in a ruinous state by the time of the English Civil War.


Opening Arrangements

Daily; the ruins can be viewed from the viewing platform. Direct access to the ruins and the new community education centre is available on event days or for groups and schools by a pre-booked guided tour.

Admission Charges

  • Other Charges: Charges apply for special events and tours. Viewing platform is free of charge.


From city centre go through Selly Oak and turn right into Lodge Hill Cemetery off A38. Turn left down Weoley Park Road, right into Castle Hill and left at roundabout. Rail: Selly Oak (1½ miles). Bus: No 29 from city centre.

Parking Spaces


On-street parking.

Disabled Access

  • Wheelchair access: Partial
  • Disabled Toilets: Yes
  • Assistance dogs: Yes