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Tamworth Castle, The Holloway
West Midlands
B79 7NA


Tel : 01827 709 626

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Family slots every half hour from 5.00pm-7.30pm

Adult themed slots every half hour from 8.00pm-9.30pm

Join us in a brand-new storytelling concept that follows the exploits of Raike a young thief as he attempts to acquire treasures from the Castle. The story is revealed in parts as visitor’s tour through the Castle lit by lantern light. Early evening slots from 5.00pm – 7.30pm, will suit a family audience with content suitable for our younger audience. Later slots from 8.00pm - 9.30pm are aimed at an adult audience and provide a scarier twist on the tale!

Admission: Adults £7.50, Child (5-15yrs) £5.50

Pre-booking essential

For more information and tickets please contact Tamworth Tourist Information CentreTel: 01827 709581/618. Email:

As you explore this award winning Castle you can see for yourself the maze of intact rooms, halls and chambers that still echo with events from Norman dynasties, Tudor grandeur and great family influences.

Come and enjoy the all-year-round events and activities that keep families of all ages entertained and enthralled both inside the Castle and outside in the wonderful landscaped grounds alongside the River Anker.

No shuffling around a quiet museum or staring at an empty ruin here!

Tamworth Castle really does bring history to life with fun re-enactments and superbly staged scenes from the past with regular Living History Days.

Active history doesn’t stop there with a range of events happening during half-term and school holidays including children’s drop-in workshops – great fun & messy, they’ll love it!

Staffordshire Hoard

In 2011 Tamworth Castle hosted the sell-out exhibition of the key pieces of Saxon Gold when it returned home to the ancient capital of Mercia. We now have number of pieces on display. Come and discover more about the Mercian Trail.

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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.

By Public Transport

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

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