Tayto Factory Tour
‘Set deep in the heart of the Ulster countryside in Tandragee is Tayto Castle where Tayto crisps and snacks have been made for the past 60 years. A ‘Taste of Home’ our products have been a big part of growing up in Northern Ireland.
Established in 1956 and still owned by the same family – the Hutchinsons, we pride ourselves in employing local people and using local ingredients and materials to produce great tasting crisps and snacks for everyone to enjoy. In our 60th year, we are also proud to support Northern Ireland Year of Food and Drink 2016.
Within the Castle is a closely guarded room where the unique Tayto Cheese & Onion flavour is made to the same recipe as it has for the last 60 years. Only a very select few know the secret recipe which has been carefully passed down to the current day.
We select the finest, specially grown potatoes and gently cook until golden, we then add our specially selected delicious flavours which ensure that Tayto crisps taste like no other, irresistible every time.
Come and visit us at Tayto Castle to see for yourself how our crisps and snacks are made and meet our very own Mr.Tayto - why not book a tour today?’
We have fully guided factory tours here at Tayto Castle 5 days a week and you even get to meet Mr.Tayto! These magical tours have been awarded a 4* tourist attraction rating by the Northern Ireland Tourist Board – the highest rating ever awarded to an existing facility.
From March 2006 there will be a charge for Tayto Tours. The prices are:
- £7.50 Adults
- £6 Students / Senior Citizens
- £5 Children (age 5-16) (N.B. You must have 1 adult for every 15 children)
- Every group of 15 children 1 adult goes free.
About The Tour
We welcome visitors to our factory and can accommodate up to 45 visitors per session. All children have to be 5 years of age or older and we cannot admit children under 5 years of age. The tour is suitable for people in good health but is not suitable for those who have difficulty managing stairs. The tour lasts for approximately one hour 30 minutes and visitors should expect to be walking for around one hour. While you are on our premises your safety and well being is our number one priority and as such visitors are required to wear sensible shoes and we do not allow people to wear open toed sandals or high heels in our factory.