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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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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Lovely castle but don't plan to be there all day.

Lovely peaceful grounds and views from the top of the keep. Have been to many castles but this one you can visualise where the old motto and Bailey was. However, there is little... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
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Wolverhampton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW via mobile

Went with my hubby and 2 toddler daughters, the views are amazing and the grounds are well kept,we are members of the EH but it was only about £4 to get in, there is a nice picnic area overlooking the grounds, well worth a visit, however there are some steep drops so would definitely have reins for little ones who... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Lovely peaceful grounds and views from the top of the keep. Have been to many castles but this one you can visualise where the old motto and Bailey was. However, there is little information and my bug with English Heritage is that you usually need to purchase a guide book on top of entry to appreciate the site.

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

On a recent visit to Pickering with my wife we called at the Information Centre and asked for directions to the castle. The assistant drew it on a map with a pen! Only road sign was an old cast iron sign near to the railway station partly hidden by bushes. On arriving at the castle a man informed us that... More 

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Swansea
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

A lovely castle but could do with an audio tour. There were a few boards about but other than purchasing a guide book there was not alot of information.

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birmingham
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

not much to see really although in lady in the ticket office was first class offering jam or wine tasting if we had seen enough

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Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Started by William the Conqueror to help control the north, all kings through the Stuarts visited at one time or another. Overlooking the town of Pickering, it is well sign posted and there is parking at the site. There is a great exhibition in the chapel. It is owned by English Heritage and there is an admission charge.

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York, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Me and my husband came here for a short visit from York and were very surprised how big the castle remains were. The staff were friendly and helpful. A very pleasant way to kill half an hour. The surrounding village is extremely nice to wander around. Car parking at the castle is free.

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North Wales
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

A splendid castle indeed, of a scale which can be appreciated and with plenty to make it especially interesting. If you are lucky enough to be there when a re-enactment group are present it is a true delight

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Rotherham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Staff were so nice. Lots to look at, a few signs with information, could have been more though so I recommend you get a guide book if your really interested in what things are. Big place so lots of photo opportunities and things to wander around. Lovely calm peaceful atmosphere. Really enjoyed ourselves. I already said it but the staff... More 

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Pickering, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

There is a lot of history at the castle, worth getting the guide book which gives a lot of detail.The castle is well kept and the staff very friendly. There is a small shop but no cafe, no problem as Pickering cafes are within 10 minutes walk. Obviously it's not on the same scale as York, but well worth a... More 

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Additional Information about Pickering Castle

Address: Castle Road, Pickering YO18 7BA, England
Phone Number: 44-1751-474989
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  Pickering
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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