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Conisbrough Castle will be closed for redevelopment from September 2013 - May 2014. Find out more about this exciting project.

Conisbrough Castle's unique keep is in the process of being dramatically re-presented as part of a major Heritage Lottery Funded project, and the site will re-open to the public in May 2014.  

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 Ivanhoe.

Now English Heritage is giving this 12th century castle the latest in 21st century presentations. The keep’s three floors will be inhabited by wall-projected, larger than life characters who will talk to visitors, a range of audio visuals, and display panels in ‘graphic novel’ style.  These will 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.

New Education Programme

English Heritage are developing a brand new, exciting education programme for Conisbrough Castle, which is due to launch in Spring 2014. Please ring 0870 333 0606 or email: for more information.



Events At Conisbrough Castle

  • Medieval Sword School

    Sat 14 & Sun 15 Jun 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.

  • Medieval Castle Clash

    Sat 28 & Sun 29 Jun 2014

    The newly reopened Conisbrough Castle becomes the stage for the pageant of the knights. Chain-mailed and adrenalin-fuelled, armoured knights meet head-on.

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Castle Hill, Conisbrough, Doncaster, South Yorkshire - DN12 3BU (Directions)


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