English Heritage: Conisbrough Castle
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This medieval fortification was initially built in the 11th century by William de Warenne, Earl of Surrey, following the Norman Conquest.
The castle, formed from an inner and outer bailey, is a unique design in England. the keep comprises a circular tower with six huge buttresses. The white keep was made famous in Walter Scott's Ivanhoe.
Free parking is available 200m from the visitor centre. Conisbrough Train Station is half a mile away, Rotherham is 6 miles. Stagecoach services 220, 221 and 222, and First X78 all serve the castle.