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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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You won't spend long here, because there's not a lot of the castle left, but it is still worth a visit for history/castle atmosphere buffs, adults and children alike. The views... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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English first
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10 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

The remains of Castle are pretty good. However not too much to see and do. Good for quick visit before we went on North Yorkshire Moors Railway. It is pricey for what it is we only went as English heritage members.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

You won't spend long here, because there's not a lot of the castle left, but it is still worth a visit for history/castle atmosphere buffs, adults and children alike. The views are spectacular and worth it alone. The information available about the castle is relevant and concise. Limited refreshments available.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

The staff were friendly and helpful. It was great being wrapped in history. The views are amazing too.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

This is a real gem and so quiet to visit. The view for the top are outstanding and English Heritage have maintained the site well. The lady in the ticket shop was wonderfully interesting and full of passion for the castle and it's history.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Nice views but not much left of the castle and not much else to see. Expensive even at £15 for a family for what is there. Wouldn't recommend

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Birkenhead, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Only took half an hour to go around. Expensive for what's there. Not for toddlers. As some large drops and no safety railings. Would not go again.

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Tetbury, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Was a great visit as showed a montt and Bailey as a great example. Only the main walls left but good view from the Bailey in the middle.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

A good couple of hours (or more) can be spent here. We thoroughly enjoyed the visit. Lots to see and explore. There are some lovely views of Pickering and the surrounding areas. Fun and informative for all the family.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We had a lovely visit to Pickering Castle. It is very nicely kept and the English Heritage staff were pleasant and knowledgeable about the history of the castle. We thoroughly enjoyed our afternoon.

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015 via mobile

Nice castle, can see everything in half hour. Not a lot to do, not really for children nothing for them to do.

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