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.
Always viewable from exterior. Open Days 21st-23rd June 10am-4pm; 24th June 10am-1pm; 6th-8th September 10am-4pm and 9th September 10am-1pm - see website for details.
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 arrangement for open days.