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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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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Ann C
Alexandra Headland, Australia
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Thank colin r
Alexandra Headland, Australia
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40 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

Thank Ann C
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

Thank Toni P
Oldham, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Don r
Girvan, Scotland, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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 

Thank ahyc
Pontefract, United Kingdom
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78 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
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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Chorley, United Kingdom
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153 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

Nice castle to visit - quiet and tucked away at the edge of Pickering. Interesting to be able to walk up to the top of the old Motte and Bailey mound. The curtain wall still exists mostly so it gives a great impression of the castle environment. small car park and toilets just outside with a nice walk on the... More 

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51 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

Had no idea this was so interesting. A hidden treasure at the top of the hill over looking Pinkering. We chose a nice sunny day to visit. The trek up the hill could be a bit of a problem if you ave walking difficulties, but well worth the struggle. We enjoyed a good couple of hours exploring and then sitting... More 

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Kirkby Stephen, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

Well overpriced. Range of ruined buildings with one renovated. Uncut wet grass with no paths so we had wet feet after a short visit. Poor interpretation. Seen much better free ruined castles.

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