Conisbrough Castle, Conisbrough

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Conisbrough Castle Reviews
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  • August 18, 2017
    This place is good for kids in that its interactive and does stage events but PLEASE check in advance. Its possibly a bit pricey for some folk but enjoyable. The site isn't huge but certainly big enou...  more »
  • August 13, 2017
    I had an enjoyable day out with my family here. The staff were really helpful and friendly, and the museum was interesting and informative. The inside of the castle was also very interesting and there...  more »
  • August 13, 2017
    We went with our two young children (aged 3 and 7). The castle is great, although the site is very small so don't go expecting to be there for a whole day. It is a nice place for a picnic. You can go ...  more »
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  • Conisbrough Castle is situated in the village of Conisbrough, South Yorkshire, approx. 3 miles SW from the A1M, just off the Doncaster to Rotherham road. Strangely I had never heard of this castle until recently, perhaps because it managed to avoid any major sieges and slipped under the net due to its ruinous condition by the time of the English Civil War. Once I saw a photograph I was hooked, but it's even better in real life, as the Keep soars majestically, even from a distance, with an English Heritage flag proudly fluttering above the roof. There is a free car park for visitors, at the bottom of the lane leading up to the castle, and the rural setting is very pleasant in itself. Tickets are purchased from the Visitors Centre which has a shop, drinks and an exhibition area displaying items relating to the history of the castle. There is also a picnic area with wooden tables, next to the Centre. The staff on duty were very knowledgeable and I got the impression they were proud of the place and why not? Over several hundred years the castle and its surrounding walls fell into disrepair and the curtain wall surrounding the Keep is still in ruins, however, after 1950, a great deal of time and money went into renovating the Keep itself, particularly replacement of the wooden floors and the fitting of a new roof, together with some neat audio visual equipment. Nowadays, you can enter the Keep and climb the stone staircases to each floor including the roof where the views are superb. Unfortunately, in my opinion, the inside of the Keep is not suited to people with a severe walking disability. I understand that English Heritage are active in encouraging children's activities at the castle and I can imagine it would be a great day out for a school trip. The history of the castle involves many interesting events, several connected with royalty, most information of which can be found on 'the web or in the English Heritage Guide'. IL
  • Visited on a warm sunny day so the castle stood out well against the sky. You can walk up the steps inside right up to the roof and look out over the surrounding area. Pretty cool views
  • Good trip out for the family. Ample parking although a short walk to the entrance. I would say it's max a 2 hour visit but more likely an hour. It's well pitched at kids to learn about the castles history. Recommend.
  • It does not take too long to look around but it is lovely we really enjoyed it and my kids loved the cartoon videos projected onto the walls in each section. I do think it is worth visiting when you are near and there is other places close by that you could go to too like brodsworth hall & gardens then you can really make a day of it. I would definitely recommend for a family with younger children also the views are really nice!
  • Interesting small castle with unusual tower design unlike others in UK. Good views from top. No cafe but coffee machine. Saw a dog in castle - hopefully it is dog friendly. We stopped here for a picnic during long drive up A1.

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