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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.


Opening Arrangements

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.


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).

Parking Spaces


Extra parking on back field during events.

Disabled Access

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