Whittington Castle, Castle Street
Whittington Castle, Castle Street, Whittington, Oswestry, Shropshire SY11 4DF View on map
One of a chain of fortresses along the English and Welsh border. It was held by the Marcher Lords and was a base for defence against the Welsh throughout the 12th and 13th centuries, when it became the chief residence of the Fitzwarine family. The moated ruin consists of a bridge, gatehouse, towers and water frontage. Now a family visitor attraction.
5/1/17 - 26/2/17 Thursdays - Sundays, 10am-4pm; 1/2/17 - 29/10/17 Wednesdays - Sundays, 10am-4pm; 2/11/17 - 31/12/17 Thursdays - Sundays, 10am-4pm. Open Bank Holiday Mondays and Fridays, 10am - 4pm.
- Open on Heritage Open Day
2 miles east of Oswestry on the A495 Ellesmre Road, just off the A483 and A5. Rail: Gobowen ( 2 miles). Bus: Arriva route D70 (Oswestry to Shrewsbury).
Extra parking on back field during events.
- Wheelchair access: Partial
- Disabled Toilets: Yes
- Assistance dogs: Yes