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Reformations of Sheffield Castle (Walk)
March 23 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pmFree
Image of Castle Square tram stop, Sheffield. Based on an original photograph by Rept0n1x (via Wikimedia Commons), used here under license CC BY-SA 3.0.
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 500 Reformations offers you the opportunity to explore this history on foot, as part of a guided walking tour. 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.
This walk will be led by Dr Gareth Dean, who has spent the past 12 months documenting and interpreting evidence from past excavations of the castle site as part of the Castlegate Archives project.
The route is less than one mile, involving some uphill and downhill walking. Please dress appropriately for the weather.
**UPDATE: Due to demand, this walk will now run again on 11 April. More information.**