Conisbrough Castle

The magnificent keep at Conisbrough Castle is one of South Yorkshire’s most striking landmarks. The castle was the centre of a great Norman lordship, given by William the Conqueror to William de Warenne. The keep was probably built in the 1170s or 1180s. Escaping damage in the Civil War, it became a picturesque ruin in the 18th and 19th centuries, and inspired Sir Walter Scott’s most famous novel, Ivanhoe, published in 1819.

Conisbrough Castle

Conisbrough Castle

Conisbrough Castle

10 Comments CherryPie on Nov 25th 2020

10 Responses to “Conisbrough Castle”

  1. Sean Jeating says:

    Ah, Ivenhoe. One of my heroes when I was ten or so.

  2. shabana says:

    magnificent remains of the beautiful castle

    loved the majestic views you shared and thank you for sharing the history ,it enhance my knowledge of your part of land :)

  3. Love hitroric places like this. We went to Vadstena Monestary last summer were Saint Brigitta originated from. One could feel the wings of history and the monestary life.

    • CherryPie says:

      Your visit to Vadstena seems wonderful. I Love to visit churches and monasteries for the history and also the sense of being within nature. There is a particular feeling I have in some places…

  4. They knew how to build things, unlike today, often. We seem to forget the basics.

    • CherryPie says:

      Building now is cheap and cheerful rather than long lasting

      A lesson to be learned… but monetary gain urgently overrides all sensibilities

  5. This place reminded me of Corfe Castle.