Tamworth Castle wins Trip Advisor award for the ninth year running

1 July 2024
Award name and TripAdvisor's logo on a green background
  • Tamworth Castle awarded Trip Advisor’s ‘2024 travellers’ choice’
  • Castle in the top 10% of all businesses and attractions worldwide
  • Visit the castle website for details of events and admission: www.tamworth.co.uk

Tamworth Borough Council is proud to announce that Tamworth Castle remains in the top 10% of attractions when it comes to pleasing customers, according to new figures released by international travel website, Trip Advisor.

Trip Advisor has awarded Tamworth Castle a prestigious ‘2024 Travellers’ Choice’ award, based on a full year of Trip Advisor reviews. The award honours the best attractions, recognising the places that deliver the most exceptional experiences. 

This award puts Tamworth Castle in the top 10% of all businesses and attractions worldwide and allows the castle to display the certificate on its website and all its branding. 

In June 2024, Tamworth Castle also retained their official approval as one of the best small visitor attractions in Staffordshire, after achieving the Visitor Attraction Quality Assurance Service accreditation; a quality assessment by VisitEngland, for the ninth year running.

Stephen Gabriel, Chief Executive for Tamworth Borough Council, said: “We’re delighted to have been given this very special award again this year. We are proud of the hard work that goes into making the castle experience a brilliant one for all, and we thank everyone who has taken the time to review us so positively and helped to give us this recognition. 

“The council prides itself on offering such an incredible gem as a heritage attraction, with more than 900 years of history to explore inside this great monument.

“This award is well-deserved and demonstrates the hard work that our staff and volunteers provide every day. And our castle team have fantastic events planned for all the family to enjoy this summer, from celebrating Athelstan – the king of Mercia to a summer of dragons.”

For more information on the castle please visit the website at: www.tamworthcastle.co.uk

The special events to look forward to at Tamworth Castle this summer include a week-long festival to celebrate Athelstan, King of Mercia. From the 20 – 28 July, you can enjoy Anglo-Saxon inspired activities, a world-renowned dance circus, talks and more at Tamworth Castle and St Editha’s Church. 

Read more here: https://www.tamworth.gov.uk/watch-jellyfish-theatres-dragon-wagon

Tamworth Borough Council are also putting on a summer of dragons at Tamworth Castle, running from 27 July – 1 September where Ruby the dragon has invited some of her dragon friends to lay their eggs. As you explore the Castle, you will meet experienced dragon charmers, undertake dragon challenges, and encounter baby dragons. Throughout the summer holidays, you will be able to discover the Elemental Eggs as each hatches a new species of dragon. From fire to water, can you charm them all? 

See https://www.tamworthcastle.co.uk/dragonfestival for more.