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Tutbury Castle, Tutbury

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3/5 based on 200+ reviews on the web
Tutbury Castle is a largely ruined medieval castle at Tutbury, Staffordshire, England, in the ownership of the Duchy of Lancaster. It is a Scheduled Ancient Monument. People who have stayed in the castle include Eleanor of Aquitaine and Mary, Queen of Scots, who was a prisoner here.Early historyTutbury Castle became the headquarters of Henry de Ferrers and was the centre of the wapentake of Appletree, which included Duffield Frith. With his wife Bertha, he endowed Tutbury Priory with two manors in about 1080. It would seem that Tutbury at that time was a dependency of the Norman abbey of St Pierre‑sur‑Dives.The castle was destroyed by Prince Edward in 1264 after the rebellion of Robert de Ferrers, 6th Earl of Derby. In 1269, after a further rebellion the lands were given to Edmund Crouchback and have remained part of the Duchy of Lancaster.Apart from the 12th century chapel the ruins date from the 14th and 15th centuries when the castle was rebuilt.In 1999 Lesley Smith became the Curator of the Castle, which she leases from the Duchy of Lancaster.
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  • My father's 75th birthday location. The lunchtime/afternoon event was held here. Relatively easy to get to, with good road sign directions. The castle has some interesting history and you can get a 'f...  read more »
  • Had a fantastic day exploring Tutbury Castle, the history and atmosphere, made it a special place to visit. We took a picnic and sat on top of the hill, over looking the castle and grounds.... a perfe...  read more »
  • A very important piece of English history set in a beautifully atmospheric spot. Mostly a ruin now but some of the state rooms are in restored condition with a few displays and potentially a host or t...  read more »
  • Very friendly helpful staff. Uncommercialised still. Reasonable prices for kids and excellent guide enjoying explaining life in Tudor England.
  • An excellent day out, loads to do and staff are extremely friendly. One of my favourite English castles. I recommend Tutbury castle to all my friends so do pay it a visit, you won't be disapointed.
  • TutTBURY castle is wonderful and they have some enormous Sights from inside the castle . Even though tutTBURY castle is a pretty place there is plenty of ghosts up at tutTBURY castle
  • lets start by looking at the Tutbury Castle website actual info for the event , truthful comments by the side Activities & Events include: Flambé Circus Theatre fire performers, "a girl rubbing fire up and down her arm, kids got bored" Eddy the Executioner " a guy in fancy dress on entrance, didn't see him again " Chamber of Horrors (Over 16′s only) "can't comment kids too young" Mask Making and Crafts "ok but kids making masks ?? " Halloween Zoo " a frog, a snake and a skink ?? Meet Cath Howe from ‘Most Haunted’ boring talk not for kids Storytime, "couldnt find it and guides didnt know " Fairground Rides and Stalls " £2.50 each for kids , ripoff " Fun and Games " not that we could see " Plus much more! " must have been at another castle all in all for £6 each adult booked online a very very poor show which could have been so much more , ie more staff in fancy dress, witches around cauldrons, hog roast, apple bobbing, scary clowns , to think of just a few, if you think this show was anywhere near the shows in the USA as on your website i think you have fallen "slightly " short
  • Lost count of the number of times we have visited Tutbury Castle, but tiring now. They need to be thinking of new ways to attract the same people back, as there just insnt enough there to justify the price on Bank Holidays. The WW2 event was good, but an endless session of medievel events just isnt good enough to keep them coming back.
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