August’s Letter from the Curator (2017)

Dear Friends

What has happened to the beautiful hot weather?  Such a promising start with temperatures hotter than Ibiza!

Despite the weather there is still plenty of activity at the castle and our visitors are not letting it dampen their spirits.  Cream Teas are still going down a storm with lashings of clotted cream,  jam and piping hot tea and I have to say they still taste fantastic with your wellies on!!

We are now looking forward to Fairytale Weekend over the August Bank Holiday period which is fast approaching.  Children (and adults!!) can experience the magic , step into your own favourite story book.  Be a Prince or Princess and Join in the fun, fancy dress optional.  We will have fairground attractions, archery, birds of prey, refreshments and much much more.  Every day will be fun packed with a timetable of events throughout the day. Order your tickets now to avoid disappointment.  See you there!!

School visits are on hold now until September but we can still take bookings for your visit and the diary is filling up already for this year and beyond.  School visits are educational and enjoyable all at the same time. We are lucky enough to be able to provide Birds of Prey, Arts and Crafts, Knights and Medieval Music .  A few hours at Tutbury Castle and a lifetime of memories for the school children all helps to bring history into the future when they pass on their knowledge to their children in time to come.

Weddings are in full swing at the moment, there is something for everyone – the large marquee accommodates up to 125 guests or for the smaller parties we have the great hall (maximum of 35 guests). Whichever venue suits you, you can be sure that we have a photographer’s paradise for all your wedding pictures, beautiful scenery incorporating the castle, beautiful flowers and breathtaking views – an amazing backdrop which is as wide as your photographer’s imagination.  We have a licence for civil ceremonies and also perform hand fast ceremonies.

So what next I hear you ask?  Well I think that’s enough to be going on with but our website will give you an insight into up and coming events and I’m not going to mention Christmas – just yet!  for news, updates, information and tickets.