Tel: +44 (0)121 464 2193
Ruins can be viewed from the viewing platform which is open every day.
Direct access to the ruins and our new community education centre is available on event days or for groups and schools by a pre-booked guided tour.
The ruins at Weoley Castle are over 700 years old and are the remains of the moated medieval manor house that once stood here. The site has been inhabited from the 12th century and, according to the Domesday Book, was part of the estates of William Fitz Ansculf. Weoley changed hands several times between 1485 and 1531 when it began to fall into disrepair. In the centuries that followed, stone from the castle was removed to build a nearby farm and the Dudley no.2 canal. Today the site is a scheduled Ancient Monument of national importance.
The ruins can be viewed from a viewing platform. Direct access to the actual ruins is only available via one of our event days or for groups and schools by a pre-booked guided tour. Telephone 0121 464 2193 for further information.
What's On at Weoley Castle
- Talk and Walk. Saturday 18 May, Saturday 29 June, 1pm-3pm.
In-depth talk on the history of the castle, followed by a tour of the ruins. Tea and coffee provided. £5 - booking essential. To book call Blakesley Hall on 0121 464 2193.
- Living History Day: Kirtles, Courts and Kitchens.
Sun 28th July, 1pm-4pm. Come along and meet the re-enactors, and learn about their medieval manorial activities. Free event.
What's On at All Birmingham Museums' Heritage Sites
For more information on events and activities check the What’s On page for listings.
The site has recently undergone a major consolidation and development project funded by Birmingham City Council, the Heritage Lottery Fund and English Heritage. This has allowed us to restore much of the fragile stonework and the building of a community classroom.
Volunteering at Weoley Castle
Weoley Castle is a unique community resource that needs volunteers. If you would like to volunteer and help preserve the ruins by becoming a ‘Castle Keeper’ phone 0121 464 2193 or email firstname.lastname@example.org