Situated in the heart of England, Tutbury Castle sits on wooded slopes overlooking the winding River Dove, with spectacular views across the plain of the Dove to the beautiful Derbyshire hills. Its commanding view and natural defensive position makes this an obvious site for a castle. Occupied since the Stone Age, the castle is first recorded in 1071, as one of the new castles built to stamp the authority of the Norman conquerors across the Midlands. Since then, the castle has played an important part in English history on many occasions, in warfare and in peace.
Tutbury Castle is known for its spectacular events. These include major themed events for Bank Holidays. Vikings, Knights in Armour 1940s and Fairytale weekends, and of course our famous Vikings and Fireworks experience in November.
Under 5s go free!
- Many areas of the site are wheelchair friendly, however, the Great Hall is not wheelchair accessible but they can arrange for artefacts to be brought to the tearooms or terrace.
- the castle closes for private events so please check their official website for opening times before travelling.
Spring Season - Starts 9th April - Monday 17th July Open Thursday – Sunday, 11am – 5pm (last admission 4pm).
High Season - Starts 18th July - 3rd September Open Tuesday - Sunday, 11am - 5pm (last admission 4pm).
Autumn Season – Starts 7th September - 1st October Thursday - Sunday, 11am - 5pm (last admission 4pm).