It’s no wonder majestic Conisbrough Castle has become one of the most popular attractions in South Yorkshire.
The lofty 12th century keep of this very well-preserved building, now complete with its restored roof and floors, is a spectacular sight. It had a major role to play in the Wars of the Roses and was once owned by Richard of York.
Conisbrough Castle featured in Sir Walter Scott’s 'Ivanhoe', and with its many reminders of the golden age of knights in armour it makes a great value family day out near Doncaster.
Medieval Sword School
Sat 15 & Sun 16 Jun 2013
Join our trio of medieval sword masters with demonstrations and interactive hands on sessions for all junior Knights (aged 5+). Handle a variety of swords and see thrilling hand to hand combat displays.
Medieval Castle Clash
Sat 29 & Sun 30 Jun 2013
The mighty castle of Conisbrough becomes the stage for the pageant of the Knights. See Escafeld re-enactors gather for courtly pursuits of archery and dancing, presentations of arming a knight and the tournament of Knights. Main combat at 3pm.
Meet the Executioner
Sat 13 & Sun 14 Jul 2013
Meet Gilbert Savage, medieval executioner, fearsome and imposing with his heavy axe and block. Hear his grisly tales of crimes and punishment medieval style.
Prices and opening times
Castle Hill, Conisbrough, Doncaster, South Yorkshire - DN12 3BU
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