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Pickering Castle

Castle Road, Pickering YO18 7BA, England
44-1751-474989
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Ranked #7 of 12 Attractions in Pickering
Type: Castles
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Pickering is a nice market town in the moors at the end of the steam railway line. The castle is obviously at the top of the large hill and then as it's a mott & bailey castle there is more climbing inside. The view from the top is worth it as you get a great view. The castle is mostly... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Had lovely views but a bit pricey for a walk! We was only their for 30 mins as there wasn't a great deal to see

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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
21 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Loved everything. We love ruins and Ellie thinks she is the princess in the castle. The shop had a good selection of swords and helmets. Ellie really thought she was in King Arthurs day.

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Liverpool
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48 reviews 48 reviews
33 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Although I have visited Pickering before, this was my first visit to the castle for many years, and was not dissapointed, well worth the walk up castle street. Like most castles, it is mainly a ruined site, but enough still remains to imagine what it must have been like in its heyday. There are some lovely views of the surrounding... More

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Hessle, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

This is a nice location in a lovely town but not much to do for the kids. Even though it is fairly cheap and worth a walk around it is a little boring for kids. The grass could also do with a cut.

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Lancashire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

I love ruined castles. This is a ruined castle! Great views from the top. Lovely English Heritage staff on duty.

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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124 reviews 124 reviews
28 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

As an English heritage member worth a visit not sure it's with paying the fee. It is largely a ruin apiary from the chapel but you do get some great views. You need to really like ruined castles to visit

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

As with other EH ruins, overpriced for non members. Also no audio guide and no café and no toilets. The chapel was interesting and grounds well kept. Only reccoemdn to EH members worth a quick look round. Around 1 hour.

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Whittlesey, null, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

As we are members if English heritage we got in free but certainly wouldn't have bothered to visit if we hadn't been. Unlike some of the other English heritage sites no audio commentary was available and the only way of knowing what you were looking at would be to buy a costly guide.

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Bridlington, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
3 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Lovely view can see all over Yorkshire. Especially on a good Day. May be a bit hilly for some not good on there feet

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