Castle By Candlelight is back this autumn

October 9, 2014

THE hugely-popular Castle By Candlelight event – which attracted hundreds of visitors every year – is coming back this year, by popular demand.

Castle By Candlelight ran for more than 20 years number of years until 2009 – with up to 800 people of all ages visiting Tamworth Castle as it was lit with hundreds of candles.

And this year, following a number of requests to bring it back, Castle By Candlelight will once again light up the rooms of Tamworth Castle on Saturday November 22 and Sunday November 23.

The theme of the event will be The History of Light and will see the castle in all its splendour lit by more than 300 candles. Visitors will explore the castle and meet guides, who will be talking about some of the weird and wonderful ways in which buildings were illuminated in the days before electric lighting.

Castle By Candlelight will run from 5.30pm to 8pm on both evenings, with tours taking place every 15 minutes. The event is expected to be extremely popular and numbers are limited to 22 for each slot, so pre-booking is essential to avoid missing out.

Tickets are available in person from Tamworth Information Centre in Corporation Street, by calling 01827 709618 or emailing

Prices for admission to Castle By Candlelight are:

  • Adults (including OAPs) – £7.50
  • Children aged five and over – £5
  • Children aged 2-4 – £2
  • Children under two – free admission (please inform us when booking if you are bringing children under two).

Tamworth Borough Council Deputy Leader, Cllr Rob Pritchard, said: “I am delighted to see the return of the hugely popular Castle By Candlelight, which we have brought back following as number of enquiries from people who used to enjoy it so much.

“It has returned in a new form and will be a new experience, so we are hoping that it will attract those people who enjoyed it so much before, as well as a generation of new visitors.

“Come along and be amazed by the beauty of Tamworth Castle in a way you may not have seen it before – lit by a blaze of candles.”