September’s Letter from the Curator (2018)

Dear Friends I’m sat here with a cup of tea, recovering from the excitement that was our Fairytale Bank Holiday Weekend 2018! The whole of the castle team has worked tirelessly to ensure that the weekend was magical, and indeed, it was! It warmed my heart to see our visitors making wonderful family memories- meeting their favourite princesses, having a … Read More

August’s Letter from the Curator (2018)

Dear Friends August is upon us! This is the month when fairy dust is sprinkled on the castle and the grounds come alive with princesses and pirates! Our Fairytale Weekend will be held on Saturday 25th-Monday 27th. This event is held each year at the castle and has never failed to deliver an enchanting and entertaining day out for all … Read More

July’s Letter from the Curator (2018)

Dear Friends Well, haven’t we been blessed with such beautiful weather! The sun has come out just in time for the start of our high season. This is the time when the castle truly comes alive. I revel in the knowledge that the castle is open every day of the week, except for Mondays, as this gives many people the … Read More

June’s Letter from the Curator (2018)

Dear Friends With June, we officially welcome the summer season! If the weather in May is anything to go by then we should have a very sunny summer indeed! May was a very exciting time for the castle, with two very different events for the bank holiday weekends. The castle was taken over by Normans for our Normannis event, celebrating … Read More

May’s Letter from the Curator (2018)

A Tour Around the Gardens of Tutbury Castle Dear Friends I am a bit late with this one- sorry, it’s been hectic! As I look out of the window today the castle stands in its glorious grounds and we are beginning to see the beautiful sunshine and feel the warmer weather on our faces. Everywhere always seems so much more … Read More

April’s third Letter from the Curator (2018)

Dear Friends, We are all celebrating a tremendously important anniversary here at Tutbury Castle as 2018 marks the 950th. anniversary since the castle was built under the Normans. There had been a rebellion in the area in 1068 and it is thought the Normans built the castle in response to that rebellion. There is however evidence of human occupation on … Read More

April’s second Letter from the Curator (2018)

Dear Friends, We are so excited about opening this Easter Bank Holiday weekend as the castle is at its very best with people in the grounds, small families, large families – young and old, we love to see people enjoying themselves. We open for group bookings of 20 or over 12 months of the year. If you have a group … Read More

April’s Letter from the Curator (2018)

April is nearly upon us and the Vikings are arriving over the horizon. Everything is ready for the new season, new paintwork, lots of flowers in the garden, and the grass has already been cut a couple of times. It is a pleasure to be here. The winter was a bit bleak but that is all forgotten now as we … Read More

March’s Letter from the Curator (2018)

Dear Friends, The daffodils poked their heads through during the first week of February. I always think there is light at the end of the tunnel when they appear. The long winter is about the turn into spring and all that brings with it. The daffodil as well as being the national flower of Wales also symbolises new beginnings, rebirth … Read More

February’s Letter from the Curator (2018)

Dear Friends, Welcome to February at Tutbury Castle with dramatic skies, high winds and snowdrops – there is even the odd daffodil peeping through promising that spring is just around the corner. February is of course the month for romance. It is a good idea too as everyone is ready for a warm cuddle at this time of the year … Read More