Friends of Blaise

Our History

Friends of Blaise was originally set up in 1981 when Blaise Castle, that magnificent folly on the hill, was in dire straits, neglected, falling down and the victim of arson and vandal attacks. It was fenced off from the public for safety reasons and its future lay in the balance.

With the tireless efforts of a small group of dedicated local residents, enough money was raised to save the building and ensure it was restored to the point where the public could once more gain entry and enjoy the views from the battlements.

The Friends emerged from this small group of supporters and over the coming years, contributed to numerous projects on the estate and helped to ensure its attractions were maintained and improved for current and future generations.