Exploring Conisbrough Castle

Lucy took her family to Conisbrough Castle for an adventure and has this review to share with us. How great does it look for a little medieval toddler exploration?! Great picnic spot, too. Eric loves climbing ruins so I’m definitely putting this one on the list. Exploring Conisbrough Castle | English Heritage in Doncaster Exploring Conisborough Castle | English Heritage in Doncaster

Exploring Conisbrough Castle | English Heritage in Doncaster

Conisbrough Castle is a medieval fortification in Conisbrough, South Yorkshire, England. It is cared for by English Heritage.

Exploring Conisbrough Castle | English Heritage in Doncaster

Where is it? Castle Hill, Conisbrough, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN12 3BU

For public transport, the X78 bus from Sheffield stops right outside the castle. The train station is 10 minute walk away.

The castle was initially built in the 11th century by William de Warenne, the Earl of Surrey, after the Norman conquest of England in 1066.

Exploring Conisbrough Castle | English Heritage in Doncaster

Lucy’s review:

We explored Conisborough Castle! Recently I’m in favour of quiet, cheap and easy days out with my 2 year old. No queuing or busy places are brilliant at the moment as we’ve done a lot of animal and theme park places earlier in the summer. These do get expensive too. Conisborough Castle is great if you want an hour or two to look round around, and prices are reasonable at £6 for adults and under 5s free.

Exploring Conisbrough Castle | English Heritage in Doncaster

You can exit and come back later in the day with your ticket at no extra charge. We arrived around 3pm (it closes at 6pm) and it was quiet, too.

It was a hot day so I thought a castle would be a good choice, play outside then cool down in the castle tower and explore. We pretended to find a dragon as we went round and dropped a penny in the deep well to try and wake one. My little boy loved climbing all the stairs and investigating all the side chambers and rooms with his sword in hand.

We climbed all the way to the top and the views are lovely.

Exploring Conisbrough Castle | English Heritage in Doncaster

Down in the grounds, there is a little shop, toilets, no cafe but they do have a hot drinks machine, snacks and ice cream.

There is a small museum and a quiet learning room with a few games and activities for children to do. A car park at the bottom of the hill for the castle which is only £1 for 1-2 hours which is all you need really.

I would recommend this for an easy, relatively cheap few hours out with a bit of history: it was a good choice!

Exploring Conisbrough Castle | English Heritage in Doncaster


Thank you for sharing with us Lucy. You can book tickets for Coinsbrough Castle and check events here.

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