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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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Good example of its type

Bit fiddly to find. Small but sufficient car park as people didn't seem to stay long. Though you can see the layout and the central Bailey was fun to climb, you couldn't go on the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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Monmouth, United Kingdom
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

We visited the castle thats in the capable hands of English Heritage and was surprised how much space there was. Theres plenty of room for picnics and for young members of your family to let off steam.Theres picnic benchs as you enter.The Castle dates back to the Normans but as been used in all periods of history. Its not a... More 

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Monmouth, United Kingdom
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107 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Bit fiddly to find. Small but sufficient car park as people didn't seem to stay long. Though you can see the layout and the central Bailey was fun to climb, you couldn't go on the battlements and not a lot of signs about the history, unless u wanted to buy guide book. But nice quiet place to be on a... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Went with young son who loved the open part of the inside of the castle. We as parents loved the castle. It was great to wonder around such an historical place

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Lancashire, England
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37 reviews 37 reviews
8 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

We visited here after seeing signs for it but really wish we hadn't bothered. At £4.80 entrance fee I expected the visit to last more than 20 minutes. There was limited information explaining anything and very little to see, it doesn't surprise me that we were the only ones there on a Sunday afternoon. I think it's fantastic that we... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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132 attraction reviews
129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

pretty good ruins, worth a visit if you in Pickering. The views from the top of the castle are nice and gives you good views over Pickering and there is a nice walk around the moat. You get a good idea of the general castle looked like with a moat.

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Douglas, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

A spectacular 13th C castle with a full-height motte and full-depth ditch which gives you a better idea of what these Norman castles looked like when built - VERY difficult to attack. The castle site has numerous good interpretation boards so a guide book isn't necessary. We found out all we needed without one. There are the foundations of internal... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Got in free with our English Heritage membership. The staff were lovely, and we were offered free wine tasting while looking round the shop. The views from the top of were lovely. Overall a very peaceful and interesting castle.

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Was an enjoyable visit on a lovely l eyes spring afternoon ....the sun shone while we a yt? E an ice cream

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Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
25 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

The castle is 13th century and quite large, situated alongside NYMR, It has a rebuilt chapel within the castle which has an exhibition in it, wonderful views of the countryside, plenty of places to climb and a nice picnic area and shop.

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County Durham, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Very poor site. Scarcity of information unless you buy a costly guide. There should be information boards in each section to explain what its purpose would have been (e.g. kitchen area etc). Views from top of the Keep are great but we did not pay money to look at the views! Cannot recommend this site.

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