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Tamworth Castle

The Holloway, Tamworth, England
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Ranked #1 of 13 Attractions in Tamworth
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles
Owner description: Step back in time and experience life in a Medieval Castle. Explore Tudor and Stuart chambers, grand Victorian reception rooms and the magnificent... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Swadlincote, United Kingdom
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60 reviews 60 reviews
38 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

Tamworth (along with Ashby) is my "Local" Castle, but I do not get along there that often. There has been money spent here recently (ticketing/gate entrance), clearing of embankment, new toilets (great by the way!). The Castle is very atmospheric, loads of rooms, corridors, walkways, etc and a great view from the tower. It may not suit everyone, those with... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 via mobile

Free to get as it was "tamworth heritage day" only a few rooms were open. The castle at disney is better than tamworth castle glad a didn't pay to get in

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Cheadle, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Good for kids, small and crowded with not much atmosphere. Worth a quick visit if in Tamworth but otherwise....

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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

This castle is not very big but is lovely to look round. If you are taking children I would advise it's probably best suited for over 7 years old to keep their interest.

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Tamworth, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Visited the castle on many occasions and there always seems to be something I missed from the last visit that I get engrossed in. Tamworth Castle is a great example of a motte & bailey castle.

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Walsall, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We had our wedding in and it was beautiful. The weather was really poor and the castle made provision for me to get into my dress there so it wasnt ruined which meant a lot. The staff were extreamly kind and helpful and professional. I would recommend the venue to anyone getting married it was perfect!

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Hereford, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Educational without being boring. Lots of hands on activities and a great quiz for the children to do. Friendly staff. Stunning views from the top of the tower.

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Cardiff
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61 reviews 61 reviews
25 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Visited here, as part of 5 people, one being a 4 year old, he enjoyed it as much as us, you can dress up as a knight and try on all types of wigs worn through the ages....there is plenty to do and see in this beautiful old castle dating back 1000 years...even a few resident ghosts!! the staff are... More

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Derbyshire
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113 reviews 113 reviews
19 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Good price to get in, we were a mixed age group ( age 2 - 60 plus) the helpful man on the gate saw that we got the best price for our group. Informative and entertaining, will come back again.

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England
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23 reviews 23 reviews
18 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

It is only a small castle but has a fair amount to offer, The castle retains an authentic feel despite many new displays and exhibtions. It's a good place to take kids as there is a lot for them to do and get involved with so they won't be bored. Many of the rooms they actually ask you to touch... More

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