Conisbrough Castle (Conisbrough) Reviews
Description:Conisbrough Castle / Castle Hill / Conisbrough / Doncaster / South Yorkshire / DN12 3BU / England / Tel: 01709 863329
Newest Review: ... to English Heritage properties is free with the membership. If we had needed to pay, it was £4.50 for an adult, £4.10 for concessions, £2.70 for a child entry for 6-16 year olds, with under 5s being free, or £11.70 for a family of 2 adults and up to 3 children. We were offered a programme at the gift shop for £1.99, and also could buy simple refreshments such as drinks or ice creams from ... more
Customer Conisbrough Castle (Conisbrough) Reviews (2)
by - written on 27/11/11 (Very useful, 84 readings)
Conisborough castle is one of Yorkshire's lesser well know attractions, but is definitely worth a visit to see a fine example of a Norman Keep in all its glory. Built around 1180, by the 5th Earl of Surrey, Hamelin Plantagenet, who was the half brother of King Henry II, it is now managed by the English Heritage, and is a lovely place to visit. I had been to the attraction many years ago when I was about 8 years old, and since having children, I have meant to go back many times as it is only 6 miles away from my house, located in the small village of Conisborough. The village is like many in the area that do not have a mining background, in that it seems less ... Read the complete review
by - written on 11/10/07 (Very useful, 193 readings)
Conisbrough Castle has often been described as South Yorkshire's best kept secret. It is located in the village of Conisborough, six miles west of Doncaster and seven miles east of Rotherham. It is thought that Conisbrough Castle dates from around the year 1070 although very little is known about the early days of the Castle other than it was built for Earl William, the son in law of King William the first. He had supported King William, his father in law during his famous battle of 1066 and it is possible that Conisbrough Castle was given to him as a gift for this support. The Earl William was given the title Earl Warrene and had two other estates at Castle ... Read the complete review
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