Tutbury's skyline is dominated by the imposing ruin of its medieval castle, situated on a hill overlooking the pretty village. Apart from the 12th century chapel, the ruins date from the 14th and 15th centuries when the castle was rebuilt. It is most famous for being the site where Mary, Queen of Scots was imprisoned in the 16th century.
One of the largest villages in the area with some 3,000 inhabitants, Tutbury unsurprisingly offers good shopping, excellent pubs and other useful amenities including a GP surgery and the Tutbury and Hatton railway station on the Crewe to Derby line. The Dog & Partridge offers an upscale bar with dining and four other traditional country pubs are dotted about the village alongside one of the newest additions, a micro brewery named the Cask & Pottle.
There are excellent private schools in the area including Smallwood Manor Preparatory, Denstone College and Abbotsholme School. The village is well placed for links to the A50 and A38, with convenient rail links easily accessible from Tutbury & Hatton railway station.
- Richard Wakefield Primary School & Tutbury Pre-School
- Arts group, Tutbury band
- Gardening club and horticultural society
- Tutbury Tigers FC and Cricket club
- Ramblers Club
- Chemist, Dental practice, Post office and Vets
- De Ferrers Specialist Technology College, catchment area