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Maxstoke Castle

Maxstoke Castle, Castle Lane, Coleshill, Warwickshire, B46 2RD

Maxstoke Castle
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  • Accessible loos
  • Accessible parking
  • Bike storage facilities
  • Meet the owner
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Accessibility

Wheelchair access is limited to our gardens and the lower ground floor, which excludes our ceremonial rooms.

There are disabled access toilets on site.

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Maxstoke Castle is a privately owned moated castle dating from the 14th century, situated to the north of Maxstoke in Warwickshire, England.

The house, which is surrounded by four acres of mixed formal and informal gardens, has been in the continuous ownership of the Dilke (later Fetherston-Dilke) families for over 400 years.

We start tours with a brief introduction of the history and architecture of the Castle, conducted outside (weather permitting).

This is then followed – for those feeling keen/strong – by climbing the Gatehouse. We split the group into two at this point and invite those not in the gatehouse to walk around the inside of the moat and courtyard (circa 20 minutes per group).

The view from the top of the gatehouse allows guests to get a picture of the setting of the house and a better view of some of the architecture. Please note, there are 50 steps up to the top and some of them are steeper and narrower than others but most people we have showed up there are capable of the climb! We strongly recommend flat rubber-soled shoes be worn.

We then enter the Castle to look around our ceremonial rooms, historical artefacts and The Lady tower, home to our resident ghost at the Castle!

Guests are then invited to explore the gardens at their leisure. The Head Gardener will be on site to answer any questions.

Tickets

We offer tours to private parties of up to 30 people. Smaller groups can be accommodated but please note there is a minimum charge. The more the merrier!

We cannot accommodate weekends (including Fridays) but if you are able to visit us during the week (Monday-Thursday,) a member of the Fetherston-Dilke family will be available to host.

We are relatively flexible on timings and can do mornings or afternoons by appointment. We find afternoons work best when accompanied with cake and tea. The more warning we can have on dates and times, the better.

The Castle tour lasts about 1¾ hours.

By prior arrangement, we offer light refreshments in our Long Gallery room including tea, coffee and a selection of cakes and biscuits.

For more information and pricing please email us: events@maxstokecastle.com

Booking

To discuss your bespoke event or exclusive use of our venue, please email events@maxstokecastle.com

for the latest information.
Accessibility

Wheelchair access is limited to our gardens and the lower ground floor, which excludes our ceremonial rooms.

There are disabled access toilets on site.

Does our information need updating?
Let us know here

Getting here

Maxstoke Castle, Castle Lane, Coleshill, Warwickshire, B46 2RD

Situated off Castle Lane 3 miles east of Coleshill (Junction 4 on the M6).

We are the next turning on the left after Maxstoke Park Golf Club.

Postcode: B46 2RD or what3words: dress.that.film

Maxstoke Castle, Warwickshire

Maxstoke Castle, Warwickshire

Maxstoke Castle, Warwickshire

Maxstoke Castle, Warwickshire

Maxstoke Castle, Warwickshire

Maxstoke Castle, Warwickshire

Maxstoke Castle, Warwickshire

Maxstoke Castle, Warwickshire

Rugby Archaeological Society

May I please thank you, your Father-in-law and your team on behalf of our group for a really wonderful tour yesterday. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed it, braved the tower, loved the cakes and even the weather stayed kind to us all. It was such a treat to see your beautiful home. I can't wait now until January to see Digging for Britain!

Maxstoke Castle

Staffordshire Archaeological & Historical Society

It was very nice to meet you yesterday for the society-organised visit to the Castle. Thank you very much indeed for your guided tour which was extremely interesting and well explained, and allowing us all the time to then browse as we visited each room and each part of the Castle. Plenty of history to take in!

The day was certainly a success and feedback coming our way subsequently from our Members has shown this definitely to be the case. And, our visit was finished off very nicely with the tea, coffee, and home-made cake which you and your colleague provided at the end!

Maxstoke Castle

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