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Conisbrough Castle

| Castle Hill, Conisbrough, Doncaster DN12 3BU, England
+44 1709 863329
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Don't expect to spend hours there but a great attraction

Very interesting, enjoyable and easy to find but quite expensive for a family visit as it's not... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Mike B
Thrapston, England, United Kingdom
Literary inspiration for Ivanhoe...

.....a really interesting castle that was the inspiration for Sir Walter Scott's "Ivanhoe". The... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Bispham, United Kingdom
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This romantic castle with stunning views over Conisbrough, inspired Sir Walter Scott's Ivanhoe and still fires the imagination today. With floors and roof restored in the lofty circular keep you can fully appreciate the magnificence of the original 12th century building. Delve into the medieval world of Lord and Lady de Warenne, and enjoy the grassy areas around the castle walls for games and picnics
  • Excellent37%
  • Very good48%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 18:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
| Castle Hill, Conisbrough, Doncaster DN12 3BU, England
+44 1709 863329
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very interesting, enjoyable and easy to find but quite expensive for a family visit as it's not very big. You'd struggle to spend much more than an hour there. Good information boards around the site and nice exhibits in the visitors' centre.

Thank Mike B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

.....a really interesting castle that was the inspiration for Sir Walter Scott's "Ivanhoe". The castle tower is well preserved and accessible (non-disabled accessible) and has good audio visual presentations on each floor. The views from the roof set it in the landscape. Interesting and worth...More

Thank FlorianFY
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Conisbrough Castle has a real sense of history no matter what time of year you visit. Winter is quieter as there are fewer tourists, so you can get some moody photos, but the Castle is only open at weekends. Check out the English Heritage website...More

Thank Philmex1
Reviewed 14 January 2018 via mobile

Great spot with amazing views. Mostly outside, great for the kids! Lots to investigate but not a great deal inside castle to read about. Visitor centre had the exhibition and the information was fairly good and detailed. Looks like they will improve the cafe at...More

Thank Fiona W
Reviewed 31 December 2017

Always loved this place been going since I was a toddler and took daughter and 3 grandchildren in Frb 2017 and a visit we will never forget. Parking free a short walk up,to the castle gates we are members of the English Hertiage this day...More

Thank Debra F
Reviewed 30 December 2017

The castle was easy to find and parking well signed (and free). We spend around 2 hours at the castle, exploring with our 2 children aged 5 and 7. Both of whom had a great time despite their protests on setting off from home that...More

Thank Laura S
Reviewed 27 December 2017 via mobile

Firstly about the charges for English Heritage sites, you have to bear in mind what these are used for. These types of sites cost a fortune to keep in their current state and keep up the maintenance to ensure we have these landmarks looked after...More

Thank HeeleyBOBS
Reviewed 4 December 2017

The castle and castle grounds are quite small but it is very well maintained and the tower is packed with history to read up on and there are even videos that play on each floor. The views from the top of the tower are great...More

Thank camtayl0r
Reviewed 28 November 2017

Well worth a visit to remind us of how life used to be. We took friends from the USA and they were blown away. Well done English Heritage, your investment was worthwhile.

Thank brianwmay
Reviewed 10 November 2017

It is always a pleasure visiting Conisbrough castle and St Peters church just across the road no matter the time of the year. Both historical sites are ideal for all the family with great views and plenty of history to see an learn about. English...More

Thank MotownJunkUk
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27 December 2017|
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Response from PaddyJCawkwell | Reviewed this property |
The wider grounds are free and open...but the complex has an entrance fee. Check the website.
25 October 2017|
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Response from PaddyJCawkwell | Reviewed this property |
There is no official cafe as that was got rid of during the improvements...however there is 'Mollys at Chimes' which is a 2 mins walk away, opposite the church in the village centre.
Sophie R
18 October 2016|
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Response from Bana999 | Reviewed this property |
Not sure, but I would say such a place is not appropriate for a dog in any case so probably not.