This is Tamworth Castle, unfortunately during the winter months it is only open at the weekends unless it is a school holiday. The weather was beautiful so the castle being closed didn't spoil the day. I have never been to Tamworth before so we had a walk around the town, which was very nice and it has a nice shopping area.
Tamworth is a Norman castle, located next to the River Tame, in the town of Tamworth in Staffordshire, England.
Overlooking the River Tame, the site has been fortified since Anglo-Saxon times, when Ethelfleda, the Mercian Queen, built a fortified place to defend against Danes: it served as a residence of the Mercian kings. Rebuilt and enlarged by the Normans, it is today one of the best preserved Norman motte-and-bailey castles in England.