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Tamworth Castle

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Address: The Holloway, Tamworth, England
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Sat - Sun 11:30 am - 3:45 pm
Description: Step back in time and experience life in a Medieval Castle. Explore Tudor...
Step back in time and experience life in a Medieval Castle. Explore Tudor and Stuart chambers, grand Victorian reception rooms and the magnificent late Medieval Great Hall. 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. For more information please visit our website.
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Me and my 2 1/2 year old went during half term to take part in the dragon hunt. The staff were really friendly and had put great time and effort into making the visit interesting... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2015
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Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Me and my 2 1/2 year old went during half term to take part in the dragon hunt. The staff were really friendly and had put great time and effort into making the visit interesting and fun. It doesn't take much time to get around and see everything but what was there was made fun by the people involved. Well... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The castke was ok, but no where near a days worth. For over £20 for the family, I would expect it to last longer than an hour and a half, and that was stretched. Nice place but not for a day trip just an hour or 2 max.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

A stunning castle, in excellent condition exemplifying original walls made from wattle and daub. Splendid displays showing historic rooms, with models depicting the different ages it has lived through. Tamworth history is told through your tour of the castle. A day out here would be of interest to people of all ages.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Learn about the history of Tamworth and its notable people. The castle is well presented with plenty of information on hand. You'll spend at least 2 hours viewing. It's one of the few castles that has the feeling of being lived-in about it. We went during half-term, so lots of children around and they had activities, such as 'Find the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Really good castle, great for kids, lots to do and see. This half term they had a dragon hunt and my kids were convinced by the lady making the dragon nest that ruby the dragon was real!!. Nice touch with the crafts and meeting ruby at the end. Staff were all fab, and a good playground in the castle grounds... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

My son who's 6 loved his visit to Tamworth castle , he really enjoyed the walk along the battlements and talking to the staff who were all very helpful to his many many questions , great value for money , well worth a visit 😀

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

I like the hands on displays where children can DO things instead of just looking but there is plenty to interest adults too while the children play.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

We went to Tamworth castle in a last minute decision. We were visiting the nearby playground with our children (4 &7 years old). We had a fantastic time! It's a beautiful place and really interesting but what made it even better for us was that it even managed to entertain our boys!! The dressing up areas and things to do... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

We came to Tamworth Castle to add to our extensive castle list of visits, something we enjoy. We knew the castle was not large, but when we came from our visit we were surprised what a little gem it actually is. The staff were excellent, knowledgeable and very friendly. But what i enjoyed was the whole experience, and what was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Having forgotten my initial visit to this well preserved Castle from the age of 8, all the memories came flooding through upon today's visit. Not knowing a lot about Castles or much about the area, I did my homework and the staff certainly know their stuff 😊 A bit of a last minute decision but a well made one. Easily... More 

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