Welcome to Whittington Castle near Oswestry in Shropshire England. The strikingly picturesque and romantic ruins are steeped in much history, tales of bitter border warfare, romance and legend.
A small rural community in North Shropshire, England acquired a 99 year lease to manage the Castle that sits in the centre of its village. In 2007 The Trust re-opened the Castle to visitors after a restoration with the assistance of a £950k grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund.
We believe ours was the first Castle in the UK which was owned and run by a local community.
The existing Castle is set in about 12 acres of ground and is the remains of a Norman home.