Dudley Castle expert Amy Hickman uses her smart phone to keep tabs on the state of the 11th century monument at the heart of the zoo. Each Tuesday the knowledgeable education assistant accesses areas of the iconic castle closed off to the public but she also scrutinises the stonework using the camera on her mobile. … Continue reading Mobile monitoring
The top of Dudley Castle was the majestic setting when Colin Richards dressed as a prince to propose to his Canadian girlfriend. And the 35-year-old, originally from Halesowen before moving to Canada seven years ago, felt on top of the world after his sweetheart Gina Chorna said yes. The princely proposal took place at the … Continue reading Princely proposal
Things are set to get spooky at Dudley Zoo as staff prepare for ghoulish goings-on at our Halloween Hocus Pocus events. Customer Services Team Member Holly Kennings is one of the gang gearing up for our three spook-tacular evenings for daring youngsters on Monday 29, Tuesday 30 and Wednesday 31 October. The after-hours fun kicks … Continue reading Ghoulish goings-on!
There’s still time for visitors interested in the history of Dudley Castle to take an exclusive after hours tour this year. There are just two evenings left in 2018 to explore the 11th century castle at the heart of Dudley Zoo – on Tuesday, August 28 and Friday, September 7. These family friendly themed evenings … Continue reading Still time for historic tours
A story of a skeleton being found in Dudley Castle more than 30 years after the great fire of 1750 has ignited interest in the blaze. Today, on the 268th anniversary of the fire which tore through the castle’s Tudor Sharington Range, our history expert Amy Hickman is preparing to dig deeper into suggestions human remains … Continue reading Skeleton story sparks interest
Mysterious markings in Dudley Castle’s courtyard may look like aliens have landed! But our history experts explain the scorching sunshine has produced crop marks indicating where buildings stood as far back as the 16th century. The long spell of hot weather has revealed prominent parch marks in three areas, revealing a wall line from the … Continue reading Heatwave brings out history
It’s just two weeks until Dudley Castle is transformed into an open air cinema showing the cult zombie movie Night of the Living Dead. The 11th century castle will become the dramatic backdrop as the horror film – celebrating its 50th anniversary this year – is shown on Friday, August 3. For the third year … Continue reading Zombie alert!
We’re proudly flying The RAF Ensign from Dudley Castle today – as a spectacular parade and flypast celebrates the force’s centenary. The flag will remain above the 11th century castle throughout the special day which is 100 days after the RAF’s official 100th birthday. July 10 is the day of the organisation’s centrepiece event, the RAF100 … Continue reading Flying the RAF colours
Blue lights illuminated Dudley Castle overnight as we showed our support for the wonderful work of the NHS. To mark the 70th birthday of the National Health Service – one of the nation’s most loved institutions – our electricians changed all the floodlight bulbs to blue around the 11th century landmark. Dudley Zoo and Castle … Continue reading Illuminating anniversary
Dudley Castle expert Amy Hickman is hoping the English strike force produce more shots tonight than our decommissioned Russian cannons. As the nation prepares to get behind England in their World Cup round of 16 clash with Colombia in Moscow, footy fan and Education Assistant Amy recalls how the two Russian cannons at the foot … Continue reading All fired up for footy!