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. Public Open Days: Friday 23rd - Sunday 25th June 10am-4pm; Monday 26th June 10am-1pm; Friday 8th - Monday 11th September 10am-4pm; Tuesday 12th September 10am-1pm.
- 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