Tours and Sightseeing

Take a tour of Tamworth with an expert guide!

It’s easy to fall in love with Tamworth and the surrounding area. Whether visiting for just a day or looking for somewhere to stay for a short break, Tamworth is a great place to discover and explore.

Why not let one of our Registered Green Badge Tourist Guides take you on a guided tour of the town, find out about our people and learn about our buildings. Share in their passion and listen to the fascinating stories they have to tell. Standard tours last around one and a half hours, but the time and topic can easily be arranged to suit each group. A significant number of Tamworth’s Green Badge Guides are also qualified Blue Badge Guides.

 

Robin Draper tour guide

Robin Draper is a former IT specialist who moved into a heritage career in 2010. This career has seen him working at houses, castles and churches, as well as monastic, industrial and Roman sites.

He qualified as a Green Badge Guide for Tamworth in 2012, and became a Heart of England Blue Badge Guide in 2017.

Robin has specialist interest in the histories of architecture, parish churches, popular music and transport.

Contact Robin through his website at robindrapertourguiding.com

Caroline Proud - tour guide

Caroline Proud has lived in Tamworth for almost 40 years and as well as having a fascination for the Town, its history and buildings, she has also been working at Tamworth Castle for over four years as a Castle Assistant. She has been a qualified Green Badge Guide for Tamworth since 2013 and is an Associate Member of the Institute of Tourist Guiding. 

Tours can be arranged as historical tours, heroes and heroines, Anglo Saxon, World War, ghost tours, or a tour can be specific to groups requirements, such as looking into ancestral history.

Contact Caroline at cal.proud@googlemail.com

 

If you would like to arrange a tour with a different guide for your group, please contact the Tamworth Tourist Information Centre.

Tel: 01827 709581/618. Email: tic@tamworth.gov.uk
www.tamworthtic.co.uk

Alternatively you can follow these links to the websites:-

• Institute of Tourist Guides

• British Guild of Tourist Guides website


Coach parking

Tamworth Coach Parking is situated within the Jolly Sailor Car Park, Bonehill Road. There are 9 coach bays available. Coaches are able to load and unload on Corporation Street situated in the town centre but not park here, see the Tamworth town map.

Obtain a FREE daily Coach parking permit - If you are planning a coach trip to Tamworth, you are able to obtain a FREE coach parking permit. These must be booked at least 7 days in advance, and must be placed in the front window of the coach whilst parked. Please contact Tamworth Information Centre to obtain a permit, Tel: 01827 709581 or email: tic@tamworth.gov.uk

School packages

Tamworth Castle offers a wide range of educational packages to suit all key stages, and Tamworth is rich with heritage and culture. To find out more, visit the Castle's school webpage: www.tamworthcastle.co.uk/schools