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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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English first
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

Had a lovely visit to Pickering Castle yesterday, dodging rain showers. Well preserved and a great example of what William the Conquer built to control the north. Great for the kids to run around in. Highly recommend if your in the area and need some history in your life.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

This is a lovely place just remember to buy a guide book so you can get the most out of your visit as well as seeing the views .

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London, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Lovely walks with stunning views. Enjoyed our time there and ended up with tea and scones with clotted cream - delicious!

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Buxton, England, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

lovely afternoon there...had the pleasure of viewing the kestrels rearing their young with binoculars set up by the staff in the castle walls.

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Great castle to visit. Amazing size very preserved for its' age with very interesting history. Good views over Pickering and easily reached by merely walking through the town.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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94 reviews 94 reviews
41 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

This is a must visit for us whenever we are in the area. We've always managed to visit when there are few people about which makes it even better. Walking outside is just perfect and within the walls is bliss. Pickering is an English Heritage property which always means it has taken quite a battering but with a little imagination... More

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Cheshire
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138 reviews 138 reviews
102 attraction reviews
309 helpful votes 309 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

This is only a small castle ruin and only worth a visit if you are in Pickering. Its free to English Heritage members.There is a small car park and toilets are available in the car park area.There are a couple of information boards around the site or you can purchase a guide book from the gift shop. The site is... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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59 reviews 59 reviews
19 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

This isn't exactly Windsor castle but there is quite a lot left to see and learn from but it is a beautiful example of a castle started by a mate of William the Conquerer and you can see how it started life with wooden walls to be followed by stone later in its history. There's plenty in the little shop... More

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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

This is an interesting monument in a beautiful setting and is worth careful study to see how it has evolved over the years with different occupiers and building styles. The path that has been set out round the castle is really delightful and quite easy to negotiate, in fact I enjoyed it so much I had to do it twice.... More

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Melbourne
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31 reviews 31 reviews
18 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

A place to stand back and look at what was - the outside walls reek of age, amazing to see how it is all placed together - Beautiful!

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