Whittington Castle is an historic landmark which has welcomed the public through its doors free of charge for generations but is now facing imminent and permanent closure – thanks to the Corona virus. The voluntary and unpaid trustees of Whittington Castle, a 13th century border fortress visited annually by thousands of tourists and locals and an increasingly popular venue for major historical re-enactments, have issued a stark warning.
With its entire revenue axed to zero as a result of lockdown, plans are already afoot to seal the castle and its grounds to the public, posing a risk it will never re-open, unless funds can be raised to rescue it.
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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.
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A fairy tale castle, ivy clad ruined walls, medieval moat complete with majestic swans and a twin towered Gatehouse make Whittington Castle a perfect Shropshire wedding venue for civil wedding ceremonies. Learn more here