Bagot's Castle, a 14th century castle in the village of Baginton, Warwickshire in the English
Midlands. It now stands in ruins, and this website is dedicated to those
volunteers who are conserving what remains for future generations.
The original building is believed to have been constructed on the site in the 11th
century, at the time of King Henry I. It was rebuilt as the current castle
in the late
thirteen hundreds by Sir William Bagot, a distinguished
nobleman of the time. He is thought to have entertained many distinguished guests there, including the
Duke of Hereford (later Henry IV).
The castle subsequently passed through several hands, and eventually became
derelict in the 16th Century. It remains so to this day, but in the middle of the last
century some excavation work was carried out to expose the remains.
In the last few years there has been renewed interest in the castle. The remains have been consolidated and the whole site opened up to expose other historic features. An education visitor centre has been built and a picnic area added for the many visitors that have visited the castle.since it was opened to the public in 2009.
Follow the links to see the range of attractions on the site, access a full history of the castle and see the latest news from the custodian. You can also find out when and how you can visit the castle.
The conservation and site maintenance work is funded mostly by grants, fundraising activities and personal donations. Please help us with this worthy cause. You can donate securely by any of these methods.
Bagot's Castle is a Registered Charity in England and Wales (No 1163040) © Bagot's Castle 2019
A BIG THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS FOR THEIR GENEROUS SUPPORT
In addition to our normal opening, the castle will be open Monday, Wednesday and Friday during whitsun week from 10am to 2:30pm.
Included in admission we will be featuring 'Nature Detective' sheets for the children, with a small reward.
Mums and grandparents - bring the children along for a fun day , and why not bring a picnic!