The ruins at Weoley Castle are all that remains of a moated medieval manor house that once stood here. What you see today dates mostly from the 1270’s.The ruins are all that remains of a moated medieval manor house that once stood here. What you see today dates mostly from the 1270’s, when the Lords of Dudley were given permission by the King to build and fortify their castle in stone. It was called a castle because it had a moat, curtain wall, towers, battlements and arrow slits. However, it did not have a keep or the defensive position required by a castle as it is located in a valley. During the Middle Ages the castle was at the heart of a large deer park covering nearly 1000 acres. There were fields, smallholdings and a mill close by.
The ruins of an exquisite fortified manor house built 750 years ago.
Although often referred to as a castle, these ruins are the remains of a medieval manor house, once surrounded by a wide, water filled moat.
Moated sites are relatively common across Birmingham but no other was constructed on the same scale as Weoley, and no other example survives so well on the ground today.
Had a fab day as always! It's got to be one of my favourite places in Brum!Facebook comment