Heritage Sites

Stafford Borough is steeped in history, from its Stone Age origins, through Roman and medieval times to modern industrial life.  We have towns and villages with picturesque churches, castles and stately homes reflecting the unique identity of our area.

As well as the three key heritage sites below - run by the borough council - there are other historic attractions such as the Complete Working Historic Estate of Shugborough, home to the Earls of Lichfield. More information about what to see and do, and where to stay can be found on the Visit Stafford website.

Ancient High HouseAncient High House

Four hundred years of history are waiting to be discovered within the walls of England's largest timber framed town house.  Step inside and embark on a journey from Elizabethan days through the turbulent Civil War era to the more refined Edwardian period.

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Location: Greengate Street, Stafford, ST16 2JA

 Wednesday 24 December  Open  10.00am to 3.00pm
 Thursday 25 December  Closed  
 Friday 26 December  Closed  
 Saturday 27 December  Closed  
 Sunday 28 December  Closed  
 Monday 29 December  Closed  
 Tuesday 30 December  Open             10.00am to 4.00pm
 Wednesday 31 December  Open  10.00am to 4.00pm
 Thursday 1 January  Closed  
 Friday 2 January  Open  10.00am to 4.00pm
 Saturday 3 January  Open  10.00am to 4.00pm

Then open/closed as usual

Open: Tuesday to Saturday 10.00am - 4.00pm
Tel: 01785 619131
E-mail: ahh@staffordbc.gov.uk

Izaak Waltons CottageIzaak Walton's Cottage

This thatched cottage was once owned by Izaak Walton, the celebrated author of the Compleat Angler.  The cottage has witnessed over three hundred years of rural life.  Nestled in beautiful countryside, its tranquil environment is perfect for a quiet, rewarding afternoon.

Please call before visiting to check seasonal opening hours.

Location: Worston Lane, Stone, ST15 0PA
Tel: 01785 760278
E-mail: heritage@staffordbc.gov.uk

Aerial_PicStafford Castle

First built by William the Conqueror to subdue the rebellious population, the Castle has dominated the Stafford skyline for over 900 years.  Uncover the secrets of the site through Norman times, the medieval period, the English Civil War, right up to the present day.

Location: Newport Road, Stafford, ST16 1DJ

Saturday 20 December  Open  11.00am to 4.00pm
Sunday 21 December  Open  11.00am to 4.00pm
Saturday 27 December  Closed  
Sunday 28 December  Closed  
Saturday 3 January  Open  11.00am to 4.00pm
Sunday 4 January  Open   11.00am to 4.00pm

Then open/closed as usual


(April to October) Wed to Sun and Bank Holiday Mondays 11.00am - 4.00pm
(November to March) Sat and Sun only 11.00am - 4.00pm

Tel: 01785 257698
E-mail: heritage@staffordbc.gov.uk