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Best Castles and Palaces In Borrowash

We've rounded up the best castles and palaces in Borrowash in our quest to discover brilliant family attractions and places to visit near you. There are 16 Borrowash castles and palaces to pick from.Alternatively, why not explore some other sightseeing days out nearby, including museums and art galleries. Find the perfect places to go with your kids and get out on your next adventure!

All the castles and palaces we list are rated according to the ages they are suitable for, facilities and whether they are suitable for rainy days or best when the sun is shining.

Many of the places we list are historic or educational in nature and would be suitable for class trips or as ways to keep the learning up whilst having fun over the school holidays.

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Elvaston Castle

  • Elvaston
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Castles and Palaces

The first county park in England, this has been gently entertaining and thoroughly inspiring for forty years. Obviously devoid of modern entertainmen...

Nottingham Castle

  • Nottingham
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Castles and Palaces

The Nottingham Castle is a magnificent 17th Century ducal mansion built on the site of the original Medieval Castle, with spectacular views across th...

Nottingham Castle Caves

  • Nottingham
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Caves and Mines

Beneath the Castle a labyrinth of manmade caves and tunnels continue to tell the turbulent story of this historic site. Come along for a memorable to...

Ashby de la Zouch Castle

  • Ashby-de-la-Zouch
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Castles and Palaces

Ashby de la Zouch Castle is a renowned Royalist stronghold during the Civil War, the castle finally fell to Parliament in 1646, and was then made unu...

Tamworth Castle5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Tamworth
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Castles and Palaces

Step back in time at Tamworth Castle and make some great family memories! Find out what life was like from the castle’s Saxon beginnings right throug...

Belvoir Castle2 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Grantham
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Castles and Palaces

Spend a day outdoors with the whole family, soaking in the stunning countryside views at Belvoir Castle. Winding woodlands and green gardens line the...

Stafford Castle

  • Stafford
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Castles and Palaces

The enthusiastic visitor centre here really brings Stafford Castle to life! The interior is designed to encourage a 'hands-on' approach to history; t...

Boston Castle and Park

  • Rotherham
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Castles and Palaces

Originally built as a shooting lodge by the esteemed Earl of Effingham, Boston Castle is a 2 story cuboid building standing tall on one of Rotherham'...



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Rockingham Castle

  • Market Harborough
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Castles and Palaces

Rockingham Castle was built by the famous William the Conqueror, for 450 years Rockingham was a Royal fortress, and since then it has been home to th...

Grimsthorpe Castle Park and Gardens

  • Bourne
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Castles and Palaces

Grimsthorpe Castle Park and Gardens is beautiful stately home set in stunning countryside just 10 mins from the A1. The best thing about visiting Gri...

Kenilworth Castle4.5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(2)

  • Kenilworth
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Castles and Palaces

The vast medieval fortress of Kenilworth Castle is one of the largest historic visitor attractions in the West Midlands, and one of the most spectacu...

Dudley Zoo and Castle3 out of 5 starstotal reviews(2)

  • Dudley
  • Outdoor
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

If you think that not enough castles have zoos in their grounds, or vica versa, then Dudley Zoo and Castle is the place for you! Learn about lions, A...

Conisbrough Castle

  • Doncaster
  • Outdoor
  • Castles and Palaces

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 s...

Lincoln Castle

  • Lincoln
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Scale the heights of the Medieval Wall Walk. The great stone curtain wall is one of the most dramatic features of Lincoln Castle today and a permanen...

Wentworth Castle Gardens

  • Barnsley
  • Outdoor
  • Castles and Palaces

Warwick Castle4.6 out of 5 starstotal reviews(5)

  • Warwick
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Castles and Palaces

Warwick Castle welcomes all knights and princesses for a day of medieval adventures! Delve into the jaw-dropping history of the castle and discover m...

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