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Castle, £2.10-£4.20

Conisbrough Castle

Conisbrough Castle


Castle Hill,
DN12 3BU


Visit Conisbrough Castle and climb to the top of the magnificent keep for breath-taking views across the breadth of Yorkshire: from Emley Moor in the west to the docks at Goole in the east.

Built on the site of a timber motte-and-bailey castle, the white, cylindrical keep of this 12th-century castle is a spectacular structure. Built of magnesian limestone, it is the only example of its kind in England. Following the demise of its owners, the de Warenne family, Conisbrough Castle rapidly lost its importance. By the end of the 1400s it had been abandoned as a residence and, ironically, it was its state of disrepair that saved it from destruction during the English Civil War. In 1994, following five centuries of neglect, two new floors and a roof were placed into the castle keep, and today it is considered to be one of the finest examples of medieval architecture in Europe.

Experience for yourself the atmosphere of this medieval castle, inspiration for Sir Walter Scott’s classic novel, Ivanhoe”.

Coach parties acceptedDisabled toiletsEnglish Heritage PropertyFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsAccepts groups

Children welcomeSmoking not allowedFacilities for hearing impaired

Opening details

Last admissions to the castle are 30 minutes before closing each day. Closed 24-26 December and 1 January. Open Mon-Fri all year for school groups.


Adult £4.20
Adult Concession £3.60
Children (6 - 16 years) £2.10
Children (5 years and under) Free
Family (2 Adults and 2 Children) £10.50
English Heritage members free


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Map reference: SK 513988  Lat: 53.48403 Long: -1.22736

By road: Located NE of Conisbrough town centre off A630; 4 ½ miles SW of Doncaster

Train: Conisbrough ½ mile

Bus: From surrounding areas

Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from Conisbrough station


  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • English Heritage PropertyEnglish Heritage Property
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed
  • Facilities for hearing impairedFacilities for hearing impaired
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