There are several ways you can support the Castle.

Whittington Castle Preservation Trust relies on the income we generate to support the maintenance and development of the Castle. Running costs are high. Insurance alone is over £11,000 per annum and recent entry road improvements cost just under £6,000. Resurfacing the car park will be three time that and, in time, we will need to dredge the moat as it is slowly silting up.

Our visitors and supporters are generous but there is always more we can do if the funds are there.
By making a one-off or regular gift to the Castle you are helping with the maintenance and upkeep of the Castle, grounds, waterway and moat as well as providing education and interpretation resources to support school visits. The Castle is now registered for Gift Aid which adds 25p to every pound you donate.
If you would like to speak about giving a donation or leaving a legacy please contact, in confidence, our General Manager at [email protected], or the Trustees at [email protected].

You can also donate to the castle via our go fund me page. Please click the button below to visit the page.

Join as a Castle Member
Membership is a great way to show your support for the Castle and feel a part of what we do.
Your membership fee will help us by:

  • providing funds for the preservation of an ancient monument
  • building up reserves
  • being a sounding board for our plans

Benefits you’ll receive in year one

  • free car parking for the 12 months of your membership
  • a free copy of our guidebook
  • regular updates and newsletters
  • priority ticketing for Castle events – just let us know well in advance

After 12 months you will receive a renewal invitation. When you renew with us you will receive these additional benefits by way of thanking you for your ongoing support.

  • special members’ only events
  • a members’ loyalty card for kitchen@thecastle – we’ll stamped it twice for you
  • discounts on meeting room hire, subject to availability and numbers
  • complementary tickets to our annual expert-led mince pie tours at Christmas

Charity Schemes

There are a number of other easy ways for you to support the castle that make a big difference.

Easyfundraising – It’s a platform that donates to a charity of your choice every time you make an online purchase through them. The best part is that it doesn’t cost you anything. They have a huge selection of online shopping retailers to choose from so please consider signing up to Easyfundraising and choosing Whittington Castle Preservation Trust as your charity of choice.

Tesco Charity Tokens – When you shop at Tesco you will be given a token to vote for a charity of your choice, Tesco then give grants to the local charities you wish to support. If you see us there at your weekly shop then please consider using your token to vote for us, to support our cause of keeping Whittington Castle open, free, and beautiful for the public.

Get Involved

If you are interested in getting involved at Whittington Castle, please click on the images below to fill in the appropriate form. Thank you!

Leave a legacy in your Will
Help us keep Whittington Castle open for generations to come by leaving a gift in your Will.
We appreciate that making a Will is a sensitive and highly personal matter, but if you decide to leave a gift to us, we would love to know so we can thank you properly during your lifetime. Informing us of your plans will also give us the opportunity to ensure we fully understand your wishes.
Everyone who chooses to leave a legacy in their Will to the Castle will become a member of the Lady Eleanor Society. In the C14th, Lady Eleanor, who married Fulk VI, created the Castle’s pleasure garden and refurbished the apartments
It’s very important when making or updating a Will to seek independent professional advice from a solicitor so we have teamed up with specialists Severn Estate Planning in Shrewsbury to offer you a free, no obligations Charity Will writing service.
SEP will waive their fee for writing a basic Will when clients agree to leave a donation to us. We would like to make is clear, however, that when you use this service, you are under no obligation to leave money to WCPT or anybody else. Your Will should represent your wishes.
Call Severn Estate Planning on 01743 387990 or email [email protected] to discuss your Will and to arrange a Charity Will. Find out more at