Conisbrough Castle's unique keep has been dramatically re-presented as part of a major Heritage Lottery Funded project, and the site is now open to the public.
The lofty 12th century keep of this very well-preserved building, now complete with its restored roof and floors, is a magnificent sight. It had a major role to play in the Wars of the Roses, was once owned by Richard of York and even featured in Sir Walter Scott’s
English Heritage has given this 12th century castle the latest in 21st century presentations. The keep’s three floors are inhabited by wall-projected, larger than life characters who talk to visitors, a range of audio visuals, and display panels in ‘graphic novel’ style. These tell the story of Hamelin, who built the current castle, and his wife Isabel.
Visitors will also receive a first class welcome in the castle’s brand new visitor centre.
English Heritage has developed a brand new, exciting education programme for Conisbrough Castle. Please ring 0870 333 0606 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Dastardly Dick or Good King Richard
Sat 16 & Sun 17 Aug 2014
Let our performers enlighten you with tales of the controversial king. Dastardly Dick or Good King Richard? You decide!
Medieval Sword School
Sat 23 - Summer Bank Holiday Mon 25 Aug 2014
Calling all junior knights! Join our trio of medieval sword masters and learn the lethal art of medieval swordsmanship. Get to grips with a range of swords and hear the crash of steel on steel in thrilling combat displays.
Prices and opening times
Castle Hill, Conisbrough, Doncaster, South Yorkshire - DN12 3BU
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