Chartley Castle

Chartley Castle, Stafford: Tickets, Tours, Hours, Address, Chartley Castle Reviews: 3/5

Chartley Castle
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diyandy1 .
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Mission Accomplished
Mar 2021 • Solo
As beautiful as It may appear, there is no public access and I wouldn’t recommend visiting over the Barbed wire fences and through the fields With livestock. You must be aware of falling masonry and the Deep rabbit holes in the ground. I was escorted from the premises by a very pleasant gentleman, Who pointed out to me the health and safety concerns by the landowner He also told me about previous disrespectful people causing damage. In spite of all this I had An amazing hour to myself and camera!
Written March 3, 2021
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Odyssey690843
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Poor, no access
Nov 2020
Went looking to see if it was accessible today, tantalisingly you can see it from the main A road BUT there isn't eve a stopping place near there, you risk your life with HGVs thundering along a single carriageway A road, 40 tonners coming up behind you at 55 mph (in fact as a walker I've noticed the whole area is rather rambler-unfriendly, with a paucity of public paths in that area, between Chartley and Utoxeter).

If it's a listed building - and it's a key part of English history too - there should also be an obligation to open it to the public, the owner could even lay a gravel car park and charge £3 to access. He's missing a trick there.
Written November 22, 2020
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Colin W
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Great farther and son experience on fathers day.
Jun 2020 • Family
Well having read about the abusive man im glad me and my son just piled on up there.
It's very atmospheric and you get a real feel for all the angles that would have been covered from the archers slits. The walls are at least two metres thick with precice rendering to the outer and inner shell and the void infilled with larhe roughly assembled masonry gelled togeter with a gritty rendering substance.
Overall its greatest appeal for me in the company of my eleven year old son was the impressive vantage point it presents all the advantage a castle could have offeted in the days before rifles and artillery wich sparked my sons young imagination.
All in all a great experience was had its just a shame perhaps this location is under the yoke of an abusive land owner as a former Royal Marine I wont have adults cursing in front of my children so perhaps we are both lucky not to have crossed swords on this impressive castle ruins.
Written June 22, 2020
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apophisguard
Stoke-on-Trent, UK1,181 contributions
Why review a site you CANNOT visit?
Aug 2018 • Solo
Yes, Mary Queen of Scots was imprisoned here and I'm sure the castle was beautiful when complete!

However, the castle sits on private land and is ring by a wire fence. You CANNOT visit here! You can park by the side of the road and view it from afar, but that's it!
Written July 23, 2019
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I know all
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Shaky vibes
Sep 2018 • Family
The castle is really in a poor state but beautiful with it. The lake beside it shimmers in the sun and cattle graze near by. For anyone interested in history it is a must to feel it's vibes of days long gone by.
Written March 17, 2019
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Sue C
Hatherton, UK43 contributions
Located on the side of the road
Sep 2018 • Friends
A castle with a past - Mary Queen of Scots said to be imprisoned here - photographs taken from the road as the castle is private property
Written January 27, 2019
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Jaybird
Chesterfield, UK3,318 contributions
Awe Inspiring
Jul 2018 • Solo
We passed by again today. Bright sunshine bathed the castle walls with dry grassland in the foreground and a dark stormy sky behind. Where was my camera when I needed it?
Written July 24, 2018
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Daydream574580
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Disgusting
Apr 2018
We went to visit the castle as my daughter loves to draw castles, we turned in to a road, which did not state private property, we realised we couldn’t get to the castle this way so turned around where we were met with the most incredibly rude man. We asked the way to the castle he just gave us a barrage of abuse saying it was private property and we were trespassing, we immediately said sorry and that we hadn’t realised, he continued to abuse and intimidate us, considering we had our 7 year old daughter in the car who he terrified, it was obvious we’d made a mistake.I would never return on open days.
Written April 29, 2018
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MedEngland
England2,302 contributions
An important building
Sep 2017 • Solo
The history of this building and its inhabitants is well worth exploring. Like Sheriff Hutton Castle in North Yorkshire, Chartley has large scale ruins; although I respect the rights of private owners, and appreciate that the site can be viewed by prior arrangement, I wonder if English Heritage would make more of this important structure. However, a stop-over by the roadside is recommended.
Written September 25, 2017
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FoundAPlace
Stafford, UK22 contributions
Walks
May 2017 • Friends
went here for a walk up to the top of the castle area castle is something of a sight and the the spot its at gives a great view of the surrounding area.
Written July 15, 2017
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