Stafford Castle at Sunset
Stafford Castle is shown in silhouette at sunset on a Spring evening - the image was taken from the inner bailey
The castle we see today is in fact a reconstruction built in the early 1800s - The original stone castle at Stafford was constructed in the mid-1300s, and demolished during the English Civil War following its capture by Parliamentarian forces.
Fortifications of various descriptions have occupied the site since the Norman period.
Castle Church, Stafford
The ruins of Stafford Castle sit on the motte, or mound, which is surrounded by both an inner and an outer bailey
The Stafford Castle motte in the early morning sunshine
Stafford Castle sits on Castle Hill on the western side of the town
Stafford Castle at Sunrise
The ruined walls of the Stafford Castle Keep, viewed from the top of the motte by the modern day access drive.
The railings were added in 2016 to protect the motte from damage caused by people scrambling up the banks.
Stafford Castle View
The view down towards the inner bailey, taken from the top of the motte where the modern access drive runs up towards the keep