Conisbrough Castle | Day Out With The Kids

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Attraction Currently Closed

Conisbrough Castle

  • Doncaster
  • Outdoor
  • Ages 4+
  • Castles and Palaces

Attraction Currently Closed

Some English Heritage gardens and historic sites have begun a phased reopening following the Coronavirus pandemic, allowing families to visit in line with the latest government guidelines. Visits MUST be booked in advance for a specific time slot to help manage visitor numbers. For more information about which locations are open, and to book tickets, please visit the English Heritage website.

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Attraction Information

Kids love castles, and even though it is mostly ruins, Conisbrough Castle has a 90ft high great white circular keep with 6 buttresses is the oldest surving of its type in England.

Constructed in 1180 AD from local limestone the tower was saved from destruction during the Civil War and today is a compelling sight to inspire your munchkins' imaginations. Great for sketching or photographing if the kids are into either...

There are some staged displays hidden away on each floor for kids to find within the keep and a 3D model of the castle located inside the visitor centre. Other features for kids include book box, activity sheets, reconstruction drawings and object handling.

You are welcome to bring a picnic to snack on in the grounds but there's also a selection of hot and cold snacks including ice cream available in the visitor centre. Ball games and kites are permitted outside so bring the stuff along, or bring the pocket money and pick up books, sweets, toys and costumes from the shop, ideal for messing about (or relaxing) on the grass with afterwards.

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Opening hours

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Pricing

General Admission
Adults from £5.90
Kids (5-17) from £3.50
Seniors from £5.30
Family (2 adults, 2 kids) from £15.30

Travel & Contact Information

Address

Castle Hill, Conisbrough, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN12 3BU, England

Phone number

01709 863329

Map

Website

Click here to visit Conisbrough Castle's website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Yes, there is parking onsite.

Yes, there are toilets.

No, there are no baby changing facilities.

Yes, you can bring a picnic.

Yes, there is an onsite restaurant and snacks are available.

Conisbrough Castle has not told us if they are fully wheelchair friendly.

Conisbrough Castle has not told us if they are fully pushchair friendly.

Conisbrough Castle has not told us if they are dog friendly.

Additional Info

Anything else I should know?

There is an onsite shop

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