From mighty medieval Norman fortress to luxurious Tudor mansion, learn about the castle's time as a Civil War stronghold, before eventually becoming a romantic Victorian ruin. This impressive site documents over 900 years of English history.
- KS1: Significant historical events, people and places in their own locality.
- KS2: Local history study.
- KS3: Local history study; Development of church, state and society in Britain 1066-1509 and 1509-1750.
- GCSE History: Study of the historic environment.
Free Self-led Visits
We offer free entry to qualifying learning groups. By booking a free education visit you can lead your own visit in your own way. We also have plenty of online resources to help you support and follow up your learning plan.ENQUIRE NOW
PLAN YOUR VISIT
We have a wide range of materials to help support your visit and make school trip planning easy. Download our free Learning Resources, including Hazard Information Sheets and Risk Assessments to help you make the most out of your visit and create unique learning experiences before, during and after your trip.
We also offer free planning visits for group leaders once you have made a booking. Our Education Booking Team are on hand to advise and help you create the best possible school trip to suit your needs and area of study.