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Weoley Castle

Weoley Castle

Alwold Road Weoley Castle Birmingham B29

Tel: +44 (0)121 348 8120

Entry: Free

Opening Times:
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 348 8120 for further information.

What's On at Weoley Castle in September

  • Bat Walk3rd September, 7-9pm
    Includes an introductory talk by our Brum Bat expert, followed by a walk around the ruins with our bat detectors to see what we can find! Pre-booking is essential (call 0121 348 8120). £6 per person.
  • Free Tours for Heritage Open Weekend. 12th September
    Take a tour of the castle grounds by one of our resident experts. Tours from 12 noon, 12.30pm, 1pm and 1.30pm. Free.
  • Weoley Castle Festival. 14th September
    You'll find us (and lots of other things to do) at Weoley Castle Square for this popular local event. Free.
  • Falconry Day. 21st September, 1pm-4pm
    Watch Hawks and other beautiful birds of prey take to the skies over the castle ruins and have a go at our wild bird trail! £1 entrance fee for adults - children go free. 

What's On at All Birmingham Museums' Heritage Sites

For more information on events and activities check the What’s On page for listings. 

 

Community Classroom

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 348 8120 or email kirsty.nichol@birminghammuseums.org.uk

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