Threads of History: Astley Castle Open Days

Nuneaton, Warwickshire

Friday 6 September, 10am-4pm

Saturday 7 September, 10am-4pm

Sunday 8 September, 10am-4pm

Monday 9 September 10am-1pm. 

Pre-booking is preferred via Eventbrite:

Book your free tickets

Join us to explore Astley Castle between Friday 6 - Monday 9 September 2024. 

The ancient moated site of Astley Castle holds unequivocally modern living accommodation clasped within the shell of the Castle. Floor-to-ceiling windows in the huge living room and kitchen look out over Astley’s former collegiate church and into beautiful internal courts formed by ruined spaces. Come and explore the accommodation hidden within the ruined walls and the new knot garden and find out more about its history through our footpath trails.

Admission is free, and information on the building's history and children's activity sheets will be available.

We welcome visitors to bring picnics and enjoy the grounds. Dogs are welcome at Astley Castle open days.

Open Day entry

Due to the historic nature of our buildings we have a limited capacity for our Open Day events. You may therefore be asked to wait a short time while other visitors finish their visit. Whilst booking is not essential, priority will be given to those who have booked in advance. Thank you for your co-operation.


Free author's talk: Sarah Jane Downing

Threads of History: Weaving Together the Women of Astley

Saturday 7 September, 2pm

Author and historian, Sarah Jane Downing presents the prominent women connected with Astley through their embroidery and needlework skills. Pre-booking for the talk is not required.


Visitor parking is available in a nearby field. Follow parking signage on site and look out for Landmark team in high-vis jackets.

The walk from the parking area to the castle is down a rough track of several hundred metres. Those with limited mobility can be set down next to the building by car.

Inside, there are toilet facilities and a lift to the first floor is available for visitors to use.

We do all we can to enable access wherever possible; for further information or if you have any access concerns that you’d like to discuss before visiting, please contact our Booking Enquiries team on 01628 825925 or [email protected]. The Booking Office is open Mon to Fri - 9am to 5pm.

Donating to Landmark

As a charity, the Landmark Trust relies on donations to support our work. We couldn’t have rescued over 200 Landmarks without the support of people like you. Your support saves historic buildings in danger of being lost forever and makes them available for all to experience and enjoy.

Your donation could help train the craftspeople needed to restore buildings like this, or it could offer opportunities to young people to experience history first-hand, through our open days and free stays for study groups.