STAFFORD Castle is to undergo more than £70,000 worth of renovations as part of an ongoing restoration programme.
The money will be spent renovating parts of the keep which have been eroded by the weather over the years.
Stafford Borough Council says the work will not affect planned events at the castle although the keep may be closed for short periods of time.
The castle is host to a number of activities such as battle re-enactments, vin- tage car shows and live music as well as providing a dramatic backdrop to the
internationally-recognised Stafford Festival Shakespeare which this summer features A Midsummer Night’s Dream. It also plays host to educational visits throughout the year.
The castle has dominated the Stafford skyline for more than 900 years.
It was built by William the Conqueror and is now considered one of the best surviving examples of Norman earthworks in the country.
The council will spend £50,000 to repair the castle motte and a further £25,000 to refurbish the towers over a two year period.