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Pickering Castle

Castle Road, Pickering YO18 7BA, England
44-1751-474989
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Ranked #6 of 12 attractions in Pickering
Type: Castles
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Haydock
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

The castle sits above the town and so offers excellent views of the town and the surrounding area, especially from the top of the keep. There is not a great deal of the original building to see but what there is is interesting and it is possible to see how the castle was developed. Not a great deal of display... More

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Norwich, England, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Not really much to see once you are inside. The site is impressive and you can climb one small portion of the keep but that's about it. Views are also reduced by the number of large trees growing along side the perimeter wall

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Fredericton, Canada
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75 reviews 75 reviews
15 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

Very knowledgeable and friendly staff. Lovely little shop also to buy souvenirs. Pickering is our favourite town in Yorkshire.

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Thirsk, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
10 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

This is a very interesting castle.I would recommend getting a guide book if you visit otherwise you could well miss lots of details about the castle and would be left wondering what some of the buildings are whose outlines are marked by the remains of walls within the castle grounds. The walk to the top of the motte up two... More

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Saltburn-by-the-Sea, United Kingdom
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91 reviews 91 reviews
24 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We enjoyed wandering around the site reading the information boards, should have bought a guide book but Yorkshire stingyness prevailed. Lovely stroll around the outside of the castle on a new path

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Bristol
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131 reviews 131 reviews
33 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

A castle is about struggle and defence. On a summer Sunday afternoon in 2014 it's about history, and calm and interesting surroundings. It is also a fine example of a mediaeval motte and bailey fortress. It is an interesting place to visit in a very pleasant town which I last visited 40 years ago.

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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 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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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 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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