Whittington Castle Preservation Trust would like to thank all visitors, members and supporters of the Castle in this current crisis. It is with your help that we have managed to raise over £11k in donations. We still need your donations to reach our £50k target and to complete the alterations necessary in order to open fully.
During lockdown Beatrice and Benedict our mute swans have hatched and raised 7 cygnets – who have been a constant draw for visitors to the Castle. Very shortly the swan master will pay a visit to the Castle and “ring” them by placing an identity tag on each of the cygnets and also on Benedict.
The next step in their development is for the adult swans to teach them how to fly. Then come the end of September it will be time for the cygnets to fly away to a new home. If this does not happen we have to get a movement permit from Natural England and then the cygnets will be transferred to a new site by the R.S.P.C.A. This is because we do not have enough room for more than one pair of swans at the Castle.
Duck and Swan food can be purchased at the Castle and when the tearoom is closed just pop over the road to the Dog Groomers to purchase some.