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Reformations of Sheffield Castle (walk)

11th April 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 pm

Castle Square tram stop (sign in foreground, Primark store and deli stand in background).

In response to demand, we now have a second date for this walking tour.

Sheffield Castle was built on the banks of the River Don and River Sheaf in the late 11th or early 12th century. Mary Queen of Scots was prisoner there between 1570 and 1584, and the castle was levelled in 1648 following the Civil War.

Now the University of Sheffield’s 500 Reformations offers you the opportunity to explore this history on foot, as part of a guided walking tour in central Sheffield. Use your feet and your imagination to rethink Sheffield’s past, and find out how historic documents help us make contact with the structure of medieval and early modern Sheffield.

Advance Booking required:

Tickets can be purchased from the University’s online store here.

Find out more about the Friends of Sheffield Castle here.


With Dr Gareth Dean and the Castlegate Archives project.



Important: Participants must come appropriately dressed for the weather. This event involves uphill and downhill walking, covering less than a mile in total. There is limited shelter and no seating for much of the time.

Please notify the organisers if you have any accessibility requirements (e.g. wheelchair-friendly route) so that we can review arrangements.

The meeting point will be sent to ticket holders at least 48 hours prior to the event.

Feature image: Castle Square