Conisbrough Castle

Conisbrough Castle
Castle Hill
South Yorkshire
DN12 3BU



01709 863329

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It’s no wonder majestic Conisbrough Castle has become one of the most popular attractions in South Yorkshire.

The lofty 12th century keep of this very well-preserved building, now complete with its restored roof and floors, is a spectacular sight. It had a major role to play in the Wars of the Roses and was once owned by Richard of York.

Conisbrough Castle featured in Sir Walter Scott’s 'Ivanhoe', and with its many reminders of the golden age of knights in armour it makes a great value family day out near Doncaster.

Venue Type:

Castle or defences, Heritage site

Opening hours

April 1 - 30th June
Monday 10am-5pm
Tuesday 10am-5pm
Wednesday 10am-5pm
Thursday CLOSED (Open for School Vists)
Friday CLOSED (Open for School Visits)
Saturday 10am-5pm

1st July -31st August
7 days a week 10am-5pm

1st Sept - 4th November
Monday 10am-5pm
Tuesday 10am-5pm
Wednesday 10am-5pm
Thursday CLOSED (Open for school visits)
Friday CLOSED (Open for school visits)
Saturday 10am-5pm
Sunday 10am-5pm

(Please Note- Last entry to the Castle is 4:30)

5th November -28th March 2013
Weekends only 10am-4pm
(Please Note- Last entry to the Castle is 3:30)

Admission charges

Members - Free
Adults - £4.60
Children (5-15 years) - £2.80
Concessions - £4.10
Family (2+3) - £12


  • English Heritage
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Medieval Sword School

  • 23 — 25 August 2014

Calling all junior Knights! Join our trio of medieval sword masters and learn the lethal art of medieval swordsmanship. Get to grips with a range of swords and hear the crash of steel on steel in thrilling combat displays.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly


Dastardly Dick or Good King Richard

  • 16 — 17 August 2014 From 11:30am

Within the childhood home of King Richard III, let our performers enlighten you with tales of the controversial King. Dastardly Dick or Good King Richard? You decide!

Suitable for

  • Family friendly


Tickets will be available to purchase at the event site on the day.