Things to do in Tutbury, Staffordshire
Tutbury - The Historic village on the banks of the River Dove, is dominated by the remains of the imposing Tutbury Castle, where Mary Queen of Scots was imprisoned three times.
Today the Castle offers new and exciting attractions - visitors are able to see The Great Hall representing a 1570's State Room.
A Tudor garden and herbery have been recreated and you can enjoy Falcons, Peacocks and Birds of Prey displays.
Don't miss the lovely Norman Priory Church of St. Mary the Virgin which you'll find near the castle.
The church was built by Henry de Ferrers in the 11th century, and demonstrates how important Tutbury was in Norman England.
The great door on the west elevation is well worth seeing, as it is set within six superbly carved receding arches.
Tutbury boasts many fine Tudor, Georgian and Regency houses, in its charming wide main street.
The 15th century black and white half timbered 'Dog and Partridge' inn is one of the most striking buildings in the village and was once home of the Curzon family of Kedleston Hall in Derbyshire.
The ancient craft of glassmaking still survives at Tutbury, and you can visit local glass works to see craftsmen at work making and decorating glass.
Tutbury has a good range of craft shops, antique, jewellery and clockmakers.
The village also has a number of pubs, accommodation and eating places.