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WED 3 SEP

Bat Walk

Weoley Castle, Birmingham

Run by: Weoley Castle

Join us for a bat walk!

clock19:00–21:00

Suitable for 18+

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Our ever popular Bat Walk in partnership with the Birmingham Bat Society. The evening will start at 19:00 with an introductory talk to these wee flying beasties by our Brum Bat expert which will be followed by a walk around the ruins with bat detectors to see what we can find!

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Activities are not organised by the BBC unless stated otherwise. Neither is the BBC responsible for the accuracy of the information provided. If you are under 18, ask your parent/guardian before taking part in any activity.

Cost

Pre-booking is essential and places are limited for this activity. Please call 0121 464 2193 to book your ticket.

Information about this activity is provided by Culture24

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Weoley Castle

Alwold Road, Weoley Castle, Birmingham, B29 5RX

About this location

The ruins at Weoley Castle are over 700 years old and are the remains of the moated medieval manor house that once Show more… stood here.

The site has been inhabited from the 12th century and, according to the Doomsday Book, was part of the estates of William Fitz Ansculf.

Excavations have revealed the wealthy status of the castle's occupants.

Finds have included glass from Syria and a range of kitchen equipment. Some of the objects can be seen at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery.

Weoley changed hands several times between 1485 and 1531 when it began to fall into disrepair. In the centuries that followed, stone from the castle was removed to build a nearby farm and the Dudley no.2 canal.

Today the site is a Scheduled Ancient Monument of national importance, which means it is legally protected from future development or damage.

The ruins are not accessible to visitors. The current viewing area closes on September 26th 2009.

The site is undergoing development work with the creation of a community classroom and consolidation of the ruins. This is part of a Heritage Lottery and English Heritage funded project to increase access to Weoley Castle Ruins.
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The ruins at Weoley Castle are over 700 years old and are the remains of the moated medieval manor house that once stood here.

The site has been inhabited from the 12th century and, according to the Doomsday Book, was part of the estates of William Fitz Ansculf.

Excavations have revealed the wealthy status of the castle's occupants.

Finds have included glass from Syria and a range of kitchen equipment. Some of the objects can be seen at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery.

Weoley changed hands several times between 1485 and 1531 when it began to fall into disrepair. In the centuries that followed, stone from the castle was removed to build a nearby farm and the Dudley no.2 canal.

Today the site is a Scheduled Ancient Monument of national importance, which means it is legally protected from future development or damage.

The ruins are not accessible to visitors. The current viewing area closes on September 26th 2009.

The site is undergoing development work with the creation of a community classroom and consolidation of the ruins. This is part of a Heritage Lottery and English Heritage funded project to increase access to Weoley Castle Ruins.

Contact

This activity is organised and run by Weoley Castle.

Please register in advance.

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