Things to see and do

 
Conisbrough Castle, South Yorkshire

Explore the Castle

Step inside the crumbling castle walls and be amazed by the unsually well-preserved keep.  The reinstated floors allow you to fully explore the private chambers and steep curving staircases of this impressive castle.

Stare down into the basement, then climb right up to the roof top and drink in dramatic views of the surrounding town and countryside. 

For 850 years the castle has been a landmark for its community and a symbol of the power, wealth and ambition of the powerful de Warennes who built it.

School children in Conisbrough Castle keep

12th Century World

Inside the massive circular keep you can explore the 12th century world of its first inhabitants, Lord Hamelin and Lady Isabel de Warenne.

Hamelin was the illegitimate son of Geoffrey of Anjou (father of the Plantagenet dynasty) and half-brother of Henry II. Isabel was the 4th Countess of Surrey, and the wealthiest heiress in the land.

Find out more about their lives in the castle keep as they reveal their private thoughts through animated characters projected on the castle walls. There are also a range of display panels in 'graphic novel' style.

An aerial view of the keep and walls at Conisbrough Castle, South Yorkshire

Visitor Centre

There is a first class welcome and plenty to do in the visitor centre.

Peek inside the model of the circular keep and enjoy the castle exhibition.

Object displays, a digital model and illustrated panels all help to bring the castle's history to life. With new stories to tell there's no better time to visit.

two young girls running at Conisbrough Castle

Explore the Defences

After the heights of the castle, come back down to earth and enjoy a walk around the defences, ditches and banks. See if you can find the place where part of the castle slid down the hillside...

There are plenty of grassed areas that you can use for games and picnics.  Children are welcome to run around and explore, why not bring a football or kite?

Plan your visit to Conisbrough Castle today.

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