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Pickering Castle

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Address: Castle Road, Pickering YO18 7BA, England
Phone Number: 44-1751-474989
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Was closed for winter but still nice walk and town

We stopped by here knowing it was closed for the winter. It was still a nice area to walk around in and we were so glad to have missed the town. We stopped in Russell's Cafe for... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 2, 2016
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Kansas City, Missouri
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Kansas City, Missouri
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153 reviews
73 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

We stopped by here knowing it was closed for the winter. It was still a nice area to walk around in and we were so glad to have missed the town. We stopped in Russell's Cafe for a coffee and snack and enjoyed people. Don't miss St. Peter and St. Paul Church nearby. So worth it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015 via mobile

Well worth a visit. The grounds inside the castle walls are well set out and easy to walk around with information boards providing the history of Pickering Castle with a small visitor cemtre/shop.

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Warwickshire
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48 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

Such a shame to find it closed. Enjoyed the walk around the walls nonetheless. Great views of surrounding countryside.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

The town was very nice with a good range of shops. The castle has a fascinating history although much of the castle is now gone its still worth a look and the views are lovely. Membership pushed a little too hard but no different to most similar places.

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Alexandra Headland, Australia
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41 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

The walk to the top of the hill on which Pickering Castle stands is an easy one: the castle was built by William the Conqueror and tall stone walls and steps (now with hand-rails), fortress, tower remains and the law court which is well preserved remind us of England's history: every so often, battles are played out on the greens... More 

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Thank Ann C
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015 via mobile

Having booked a last minute cottage deal In nearby Ebberston and my surname being Pickering we decided to visit the town of Pickering! The town is small but pretty with lots of lovely independent shops. The castle is on the edge of the town up a hill and has a small free car park which is a plus. It was... More 

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Oldham, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

Not easy to locate.bad signage.this is a shame because it us very nice Nobody in area knows or how have much to say about it

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Girvan, Scotland, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

Okay, we had a look at the outside but didn't go further as it was raining. However, we DID visit Pickering parish church and the frescoes - wow! Both walls of the centre aisle covered in medieval paintings - you'd think you were in Italy! These just have to be seen. They've survived for over 500 years despite at least... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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211 reviews
137 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015 via mobile

Missed my bus to York so made an unexpected overnight in Pickering. Decided to visit the castle the next morning. The castle is a short walk from the centre of town, maybe 10 minutes. I was one of the first visitors of the day. Very peaceful and while there isn't much there it's lovely and if your climb up the... More 

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Pontefract, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

This Norman castle is set on the edge of Pickering and the moors and enables the visitor to have the chance of some great views. The castle is only 1/4 mile from the Pickering ( Nth Yorks Moor Railway). The castle is closed from the 2nd November - 24th March. There is Disabled visitor access except the Motte and a... More 

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