Tutbury & Hatton Railway Station

Tutbury village

Tutbury Village is a 12 minute walk or 4 minute cycle from the station.

Head South out of the station and cross the River Dove to reach Tutbury, a beautiful village on the Staffordshire side of the Staffordshire – Derbyshire border. 

Here are some fine Georgian and Regency buildings and the half-timbered Dog and Partridge Hotel. There are antique and craft shops in the village, some of which have been run by the same families for many years. In total it contains 35 listed buildings, of which 2 - Tutbury Castle and St Mary’s Church - are from the 12th century and are Grade 1 listed.

In addition, the village offers pubs, cafes, a picnic site, a bowling club, a medical centre, a bank and a veterinary surgery.

 

Places to Visit

 

Tutbury Castle

Tutbury Castle is a 20 minute walk or 5 minute cycle from the station.

Tutbury Castle occupies an imposing site overlooking the winding River Dove below. Since 1071 the castle has played an important part in English history on many occasions, in warfare and in peace.

It is best known as one of the prisons of Mary Queen of Scots, who was held there on four occasions. It was here that she became involved in the plot that ultimately led to her bloody execution at
Fotheringhay.

The castle was besieged, destroyed and rebuilt several times. It was destroyed for the last time by Act of Parliament in 1647-48, after holding out for Charles I in the Civil War. The destruction was incomplete, leaving the dramatic ruins that we see today.

Visit Tutbury Castle’s Tudor garden and mediaeval herbery, the “haunted” Great Hall and King’s Bedroom, and, of course, the Tearoom. Popular special events take place through the year.

Tutbury Museum

Tutbury Museum is a 15 minute walk or 5 minute cycle from the station.

Tutbury Museum is sited in the Old Soup Kitchen, on the ground floor of Charity House, Duke Street. The Museum promotes Tutbury and its heritage. Its collections include old maps, documents, photographs and artefacts of the area. For local family historians, there are transcribed Parish registers from 1668 to 1965, local censuses and many more unusual records.

 

 

Hatton village

Hatton village is a 4 minute walk or 1 minute cycle from the station.

Head North out of the station to reach Hatton, a large village on the Derbyshire side of the Staffordshire – Derbyshire border. In Hatton there are supermarkets, a Post Office, a pharmacy, a newsagent and food outlets.

Hatton is the home of a huge Nestlé UK Ltd factory, situated right next to the station.

This Swiss-owned global “Coffee Centre of Excellence” originated as a dairy factory, making tinned condensed milk from 1901. Even though the site is in Hatton it is known officially as Nestlé Tutbury. This is because the only post office that could be used to conduct business in the early 20th century was in Tutbury, so the name stuck. 

 

Places to Visit

 

Salt Brook Heritage Trail

Salt Brook Heritage Trail is a 6 minute walk or 2 minute cycle from the station.

The Salt Brook Heritage Trail features works of art that celebrate the community and industrial history of Hatton.

The trail is about a mile long (total there and back). There are information boards along the way and it ends with four sculptures: a steel wheel, a bronze gob of glass, a stone farmer and a silo.

These were inspired by the global industries that started in the small rural village. Times stated are to the beginning of the trail which is at the bridle path at the end of Church Avenue.

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