Tutbury, Staffordshire, England

Tutbury Castle

Tutbury Castle

Tutbury Castle is a largely ruined medieval castle and a Scheduled Ancient Monument in the ownership of the Duchy of Lancaster. Apart from the 12th century chapel, the ruins date from the 14th and 15th centuries when the castle was rebuilt. It is known as a place where Mary, Queen of Scots, was kept as a prisoner. It is open to the public on a seasonal basis.


The castle is reputedly haunted by a White Lady, who some believe to be Mary, Queen of Scots, whereas others claim it is the ghost of a former mistress. Other apparitions include an old lady sighted in the Great Hall; a child running around; and balls of light in the King's Bedchamber. Some visitors have reported having their hand held by an unseen cold, clammy hand. Audible phenomena include drumming at the North Tower. Feelings of unease are also reported.

Tutbury Castle,

Castle Street,


Staffordshire, DE13 9JF.


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For further information, please read Haunted Castles of Britain and Ireland by Richard Jones.


Visitor Information

Tutbury is a large village in Staffordshire, England.

It is surrounded by the agricultural countryside of both Staffordshire and Derbyshire.

Pictured left is Tutbury Castle courtesy of Dave Harris. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons.