Things To Do Locally (while someone else flies in a Tiger Moth) – part 950?

Happy 950th Anniversary Tutbury Castle! This weekend is going to be a fairly spectacular event at the nearby Castle.

Even on an event free weekend the Castle is quite stunning, definitely worth a visit.

To find out more read the article below..

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Normannis: The Normans are coming!

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 the site reaching back 10,000 years! As a Norman castle it has welcomed some of the greatest names in English history. It has been a mighty fortress, pleasure palace, royal residence and also a place where servants lived and the wholeness of English life found within the walls as a microcosm.

In celebration of our 950th anniversary we are welcoming the largest living history group the castle has ever seen through its doors. 300 to 500 Normans will be here from all walks of life including knights in armour, ladies, crafts and domestic life. You will even find a group of monks scribing a beautifully decorated Bible with hand made colour pigments and gold leaf. It will be as if the clocks have truly turned back as we share the glory of the birth of Tutbury Castle and life within her walls.

As well as the great Norman camp there will be a fairground for little ones, birds of prey and lots of hot and cold food on offer. Do come and join us as such a huge event here at Tutbury Castle may not happen again within a lifetime.

For further information on this event please call 01283-812129 or email