Longthorpe Tower was built around AD 1300. It is a very well preserved example of a solar tower, containing the private apartments of the owner of the fortified house. It boasts one of the most complete and important sets of 14th century domestic wall paintings in northern Europe. This varied ‘spiritual encyclopaedia’ of worldly and religious subjects includes the Wheel of Life, the Nativity and King David.
The Tower is owned by English Heritage but managed by Vivacity Culture & Leisure, a registered charity.
Heritage site, Historic house or home, Castle or defences
The Tower is open:
Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays from April – October, 10am-5pm (last admission 4pm).
We also run special events at the Tower during this period.
Adult £3, Children & Seniors £2 (under 5s FREE), Families £8 (2 adults & up to 3 children), English Heritage Members FREE
Special charges apply on event days.
- English Heritage
- Cadw: Welsh Historic Monuments
- Historic Scotland
Due to the listed nature of this property, access is limited. If in doubt, please call 01733 864663 for more information.
Romans Return to Longthorpe
- 9 — 10 July 2016 10am-5pm
During the time of Boudicca's uprising against the Roman army, the 9th Legion were defeated and forced to take refuge at Longthorpe fortress - a Roman stronghold. Now the Legion returns to the village for one weekend only! Meet soldiers from the Legion, discover the story of the Romans in Longthorpe and get hands on with arms and armour.
- Any age
£4 adults, £3 children, £10 families (2 adults, up to 3 children), under 5s free