All Ages Indoor & Outdoor Historical

Conisbrough Castle

Conisbrough Castle, Castle Hill, Conisbrough, South Yorkshire, DN12 3BU
0370 333 1181
Average time spent - 1 hours
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The castle is located in the town of Conisbrough. It dates back to the 11th Century and is maintained by English Heritage. The castle stands high on a hill and has some wonderful views out to the countryside of South Yorkshire. It has been built and rebuilt throughout the centuries. What stands today is mostly a ruin, you can, however, climb to the top of the remaining castle keep.

The tower or keep has four floors. There are very few windows so the tower rooms will have had very little light to them. There are signs showing how each floor was used and indeed lived in.

Conisbrough Castle is a short walk up the hill from the car park. There is a small gift shop and this is where you purchase your tickets or show your annual pass. Also in this building, there is an exhibition about the castle and how it was used in the past. This is interesting and worth having a look at before you head up to the castle.

The walls are visibly crumbling and ruined so it comes as quite a surprise to see the castle keep so intact. The floors have been reinstated and it was interesting to see each level. It was especially lovely to see the views from the top. It was certainly well worth the walk up.

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FAQ and Further Information Conisbrough Castle

Is there food and drink available?

There is no on-site cafe.

What are the main things to do?

An 11th Century castle with ruined outer walls but an intact castle keep with floors and views from the top. There are toilets and a shop.

What are the ticket prices?

*FREE for members of English Heritage or cheap
*Prices are subject to change and/or discounts online. *FREE for members of English Heritage or cheap. An adult ticket without donation is £6.90, children 5-17 are £4.10, under 5’s are free. Other pricing options are available.

Is there parking?

In peak season there is a charge to park.

When are they open?

Conisbrough castle is open for most of the year with some closed days over the autumn and winter. For up to date opening times and dates please follow this link.

Dog friendly?

Dogs on leads are welcome in the grounds only. Assistance dogs welcome across the site.

Are they accessible?

Conisbrough Castle South Yorkshire | English Heritage Review
The small exhibition about the castle
The crumbling outer walls
The castle keep at Conisbrough
A photo of just a small snippet of the great views from the top of the keep

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