It’s not too late to snap up tickets for Castle By Candlelight

November 19, 2014

TICKETS are still available for this weekend’s Castle By Candlelight event – which is back by popular demand.

Castle By Candlelight ran for more than 20 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 is once again lighting up the rooms of Tamworth Castle this Saturday and Sunday (November 22 and 23).

The theme of the event is 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. Some tickets are still available, but they are selling fast and numbers are limited to 22 for each slot.

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: “We decided to bring back the hugely popular Castle By Candlelight after we received a number of requests from people who used to enjoy it so much.

“There is a huge amount of interest in the event – which is returning in a new form – and I would encourage people who are hoping to come along to book their tickets now so they don’t miss out.

“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.”