Unravel a story of Kings and archbishops, tyrants and heroes, murderers and mercenaries who have helped write 900 years of English history. On this ancient site and inside these weathered stone walls history comes alive for young and old. Reputedly England’s finest example of a Motte and Bailey Castle with a splendid 13th century gatehouse, you will be immersed in this hidden gem and unearth an abundance of English history.
You are free to explore the castle by yourself, but why not take advantage of the audio tour which offers a vivid recreation of the sights, sounds and excitement of 13th Century castle life. This interactive recreation allows you to connect with long forgotten stories.
Conference / Meeting facilities
Guide Dogs, Hearing Dogs and Registered Assistance Dogs welcome
Children & Senior Citizens: £5.85 (free entry for under 5’s)
Groups: one free in groups of 10
Min visitors per group: 10
Max visitors per group: 30 at any one time together in the castle