Curtain Wall, Astley Castle
Curtain Wall, Astley Castle, Astley, North Warwickshire CV10 7QD View on map
Astley Castle has been in continuous occupation since the Saxon period, it includes the moated castle, gateway and curtain walls, lake, church and pleasure gardens. The grade II castle was once ruinous but has now been restored with the insertion of modern alteration within the ancient walls. Winner of the 2013 RIBA Stirling Prize for Architecture.
Public open days - free and full access to the whole site; Friday 24th - Sunday 26th June, 10am - 4pm; Monday 27th June, 10am - 1pm; Friday 9th - Monday 12th September, 10am - 4pm; Tuesday 10th September, 10am - 1pm. Curtain wall viewable year-round free of charge from public access trail, outside the moated site.
- Open on Heritage Open Day
Located in the village of Astley near Nuneaton. Rail: Nuneaton (15 minutes away) Bus: no direct buses from Nuneaton, and those via Astley are infrequent. Car: From Nuneaton, take the B4102 (Queen's Road) west out of Nuneaton for half a mile and then turn left into Croft Road (still B4102). Follow this road for a further 1.5 miles as it turns into Arbury Road, and then turn left into Astley Lane. Continue on this road for a further 1.8 miles until you reach the village of Astley. Turn right into Nuthurst Lane and then follow the parking signs.
On-street parking. Special arrangements for open days.
- Wheelchair access: Partial
- Disabled Toilets: Yes
- Assistance dogs: Yes