When: 5th – 6th July 2014, 11am – 5pm
Where: Conisbrough Castle, Castle Hill, Conisbrough, Doncaster, South Yorkshire DN12 3BU
£: Admission costs £4.70 for adults, £4.20 for concessions, £2.80 for children and £12.20 for a family. English Heritage members go free.
What is it?
Visitors can Meet the Medieval Surgeon at Conisbrough Castle in South Yorkshire on 5th and 6th July.
Do you have any ailments you want curing? Teeth you want pulling? Or relatives you want poisoning? Then speak to the medieval surgeon who has all the answers…
Conisbrough Castle’s magnificent keep is built of high-quality stone, and of very unusual and advanced design, with cylindrical keeps and a ring of wedge-shaped buttresses. The origins of the castle’s ingenious design are unknown, but it is unique in Britain.
Conisbrough Castle hosted royal visits from King John in 1201 and Edward II in 1322, but it gradually fell out of use and by 1538 it was in ruins. The castle was made famous throughout the world when it appeared in Sir Walter Scott’s Ivanhoe.
Recently the castle has been redeveloped and there is now a brand new visitor centre.
More info: www.english-heritage.org.uk