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Tamworth Castle

Lady Bank, Tamworth, Staffordshire, B79 7NA
Tamworth Castle

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Tamworth Castle promises a brilliant day out for all the family. There is plenty to see and even more to do with hands on displays and costumes. The Castle Keep is set in extensive pleasure grounds in the centre of Tamworth's historic market town.

Over the centuries the Medieval motte and bailey Castle has welcomed royal visitors, key figures in history and nobility.

Tamworth Castle boasts a wealth of history. The links above will guide you through the key periods in the castle’s life from its origins to the end of the Victorian era. Explore how the castle developed over the centuries and learn about the families who called it their home.

Whether you are beginning a research project or just want to find out more about our fascinating Castle this section will whet your appetite for more.

Opening times

Summer Opening
April 2011 to September 2011: Tuesday –Sunday
11.30 am – 4.45 pm (last admission 4.00 p.m.)

Easter (24th April) & May (2nd May) Bank Holiday Opening:
Open every day from Monday the 18th of April to Sunday the 8th of May
11.30 am – 4.45 pm (last admission 4.00 p.m.)

May Whitsun Bank Holiday Opening:
Open every day from Monday the 30th of May to Sunday the 5th of June
11.30 am – 4.45 pm (last admission 4.00 p.m.) Bank holiday admission charges apply: Adult: £4.50 Child 5+ £2.50 2-4yrs £1.00 child under 2:free

Winter Opening (new for Winter Season 2011)
October 2011 to March 2012: Saturday and Sunday
12 noon to 4.15 pm (last admission 3.30 p.m.)

Please phone to check as opening times may vary. We are open extra days for Schools and Bank Holidays. Dates of the start of the seasons may vary.

We are open throughout the year to school parties.

Admission Prices
Adult: £6.50 Child, 5+: £4.00 Child, 2-4 yrs: £1.00
Child Under 2: Free, Senior: £5.50
Family Ticket: £19.00 (2 adults and 2 children).
Admission charges for special events and Bank holidays may vary.

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Map & Directions

Road Directions

The Castle is situated in the heart of Tamworth town centre.

By road: from M1/M6 northbound take the M42 and exit at Junction 10. From the M6 southbound exit at Junction 12 and approach Tamworth via A5.

Public Transport Directions

By train

Tamworth station is well served by train from London and the north-west with London Midland. Book online at http://www.londonmidland.com/ and you'll pay no booking fees or postage. The station is just a 10 minute walk from the castle

There are a number of car parks in Tamworth town centre. The brown Tamworth castle signs direct drivers to the Jolly sailor car park. This is a large long stay car park with coach park facilities. It is a short 5 - 7 minute walk through the castle grounds to the castle.
The short stay Holloway car park is a smaller car park but closer to the castle it is located on silver street.



  • All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors - The Castle Keep is situated on a man-made 11th century mound, entry is reached via a steep slope. Visitors with disabilities are admitted at the standard rate but an accompanying carer, personal assistant or a companion is given free entry. Please notify the admissions staff when purchasing your tickets. Guide, assistance or service dogs are all welcome. Access for people using wheelchairs is only possible on the ground floor only. This includes the medieval courtyard, dungeon, Norman Exhibition, Great Hall and Shop. The Great Hall features a virtual tour of the Castle and photographic collection of images of Tamworth town. A manual wheelchair is available for use within the Castle. This is available on a first come, first served basis and cannot be booked in advance. Please ask a member of staff for assistance.
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors - All Tamworth Borough Council car parks are free to Blue Badge holders. Silver Street, running alongside the Castle, is specifically for Blue Badge holders only. There is a drop off point for people with disabilities at the foot of the slope. We kindly request after the drop off the vehicle is moved to a car park (this area must be clear for emergency vehicles
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors

Parking & Transport

  • Parking (charge)

Provider Features

  • In town/city centre

Target Markets

  • Family Fun
  • Marketed Towards Children
  • Marketed Towards Families
  • Marketed Towards Senior Citizens
  • Marketed Towards Students / Youth

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Guided Tours Available for Groups

Tel: 01827 709 626

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Opening Times

1 Jan 2021 - 31 Dec 2021

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