Our story begins in 1067 and continues to the present day. Many of the original features such as the Norman Keep, medieval Gatehouse and Barbican survive. This is where the whole family can have fun learning about our castle's sieges with interactive exhibits, games and costumes.
Between the 1870s and 1890s the house was almost completely rebuilt and the magnificent architecture in Gothic style is considered to be one of the great works of Victorian England.
Learn from our friendly guides about the finely preserved interior with its fascinating furniture, tapestries and rare collection of paintings by renowned artists including Van Dyck, Gainsborough and Canaletto. Stroll through the tranquil grounds where you will discover inspiring gardens.
Get involved in our historical events and cheer on your champion knight.
Buy tickets on-line and save £1 on standard admission prices.
Please check our opening arrangements in Plan Your Visit.