Welcome To Castle Rising
Important Notice - Covid 19
Until further notice the Keep will be closed but the Castle grounds will remain open.
Castle Rising Castle is one of the most famous 12th Century castles in England. The stone keep, built in around 1140 AD, is amongst the finest surviving examples of its kind anywhere in the country and, together with the massive surrounding earthworks, ensures that Rising is a castle of national importance. In its time Rising has served as a hunting lodge, royal residence, and for a brief time in the 18th century even housed a mental patient.
The most famous period in its history was when it came to the mother of Edward III, Queen Isabella, following her part in the murder of her husband Edward II. The castle passed to the Howard family in 1544 and it remains in their hands today, the current owner being a descendant of William D'Albini II, the Norman baron who raised the castle.
Throughout the year the Castle is host to a number of exciting events. We bring history alive with amazing reenactments that include dazzling displays of Medieval swordsmanship, archery and lots more. Please keep checking our Events page to see what we have going on.
Standard Admission Price:
Concessions (over 60's, students with valid ID card): £3.80
Family Ticket for 2 Adults and 2 Children £14.00
Under 5's, English Heritage members: FREE
Parties of 11 or more 15% discount and 1 free ticket
School Parties: FREE - Pre-booking essential.
1st April to 1st November: Castle open from 10am to 6pm
2nd November to 31st March: Wed to Sun 10:00am to 4:00pm daily
Closed 24th to 26th Dec