Conisbrough Castle

Conisbrough Castle

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

Opening times during winter months are limited. From 3rd November 2014 to 29th March 2015 Conisbrough Caste is open Saturday and Sunday only from 10am to 6pm. Christmas Eve, Day, Boxing Day, New Year's Eve and Day the castle is closed.

Admission charges

Please check before visiting.


  • English Heritage
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Medieval Sword Skills

  • 23 — 25 May 2015 *on now

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.


Adult £4.80 Child £2.90 Concession £4.30 Family £12.50.

Conisbrough Castle
Castle Hill
South Yorkshire
DN12 3BU



0870 333 1181

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