Tamworth Castle is located right in the centre of Tamworth and is easily accessible by car. From the M1 northbound join the M42 and leave it at junction 10. From the north, exit the M6 at junction 12 and enter Tamworth on the A5. Once in the town centre there are a number of car parks to choose from, but the Jolly Sailor Car Park is probably the best option. Local bus services run into the town centre, as do train services, and the castle is then only a ten minute walk away.
You'll need to set aside a whole day to fully explore all the sights that Tamworth Castle has to offer. Several events run each month and they are constantly changing, so it's well worth checking the local press, the castle's website or calling the castle to find out what's on while you're in the area.
Centuries of History
The castle dates back more than 900 years and, during that time, it has been occupied by Saxons, Normans, Tudors and Victorians. There are 15 fully furnished rooms within the castle which allow visitors to get a real feel for what castle life would have been like.
Part of the Staffordshire hoard – a fabulous collection of Saxon silver – is on display in the Tamworth Story area of the castle. From the castle's tower you can enjoy stunning all-round views of the castle grounds, St. Editha's Church and Tamworth itself.
Once you've explored inside the castle you must spend some time in the beautiful grounds. As well as its stunning raised flower beds you'll find an outdoor play park, cycle hire, crazy golf and flat green bowling as well as tennis courts, a skate park and an outdoor gym.
Tamworth has plenty of accommodation to offer, but in terms of Staffordshire hotels, the nearest are in Stokeand Lichfield. Hotels range from two, three and four star establishments right up to the indulgent luxury of the five star Pipe Hill House B&B in Lichfield.
While holidaying in the Staffordshire area, Tamworth Castle is one of the best attractions around, right up there with Drayton Manor Theme Park and Alton Towers.