Building Visit and Social
4pm, 27th April 2022
Meet at Castlegate Park entrance
Led by Martin Gorman, Friends of Sheffield Castle
Followed by social at Kommune Food Hall (5.30pm-7pm)
"The site of Sheffield Castle and the history of it really is an incredible story. Quite simply, this site is where it all began for what is today, one of Britain’s major cities.
This project, and the blueprint put forward by the friends, seeks to reconnect the city with its past right at the moment that it is increasingly moving forward with confidence and being reborn as a modern 21st century city. That’s why the opportunity before us is so exciting."
Sir Tony Robinson, Patron of Friends of Sheffield Castle
Recent excavations in the city have shed amazing new light on Sheffield Castle. Buried for over 600 years, the once lost citadel held Mary Queen of Scots for ten years and is a history we never thought we had.
The tour will commence from the Castlegate Park entrance, amongst the Grey to Green Phase 2 planting, alongside the River Don. Here, you will find a signboard adjacent to the entrance gate, which describes the Friends of Sheffield Castle's involvement and vision.
FOSC have secured permission to conduct tours of the site and the protected remains. Led by Martin Gorman, 90% of the tour will be conducted outdoors, so please dress appropriately, including sturdy shoes for uneven ground.
The tour will last approximately 60 minutes, after which we will make our way up to Kommune Food Hall where we have reserved some tables in order to continue the conversation, relax and catch up.
Please register using the button above. Tickets are limited to 20 people, and we are anticipating this being a popular tour. So, if you find that you can't make it after all, please let us know so that we can release your ticket for someone else.
We would love to see you there!