We walked around the castle and surrounding woodland. Unfortunately it was closed when we were there but looked well kept.
Some interesting walks and buildings, good views, good free parking. The whole site was very atmospheric and the historical explanation boards very helpful.
My friend and I enjoyed looking round this castle, especially for the views that you get from the top. The ruins are interesting to explore and you can get some good photos. It's best to visit when the weather is good as it's pretty much all outdoors and quite exposed. It costs £4 to get in but is free for... More
Visited here on a lovely sunny warm day. Enjoyed the views and had a good wander through the ruins. The site is very well kept by English Heritage and plenty of signage. A short walk from the centre of the town centre. Free Car Park for visitors to use near the clean well maintained toilets.
watched the steam train pull away too! Quaint old fashioned area with shops and restaurants-typical yorkshire town.
The castle is a short walk from the town along a reasonably flat street, but expect to climb once you are inside as without seeing the amazing views from the tops of the ruins you are missing a real treat. The site is quite exposed and there isn't very much shelter apart from a small exhibition room in a restored... More
A very fine ruin with excellent views that's why it was put there in the first place. Well worth going round when the weather is fine. You can hear the steam trains below but not see them unfortunately.
The castle at Pickering is a good way to spend a spare bit of time. We went one afternoon and quite enjoyed our time there but there isn't a lot left of it. The staff were very good giving info so if you like castles you would learn something of the history if you visit.
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