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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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Atmospheric gem

We were staying near Pickering and decided to visit the castle as we are members of English Heritage. Although it is quite a small site, it is well worth a short visit, both for... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
Felicity M
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Whitchurch, United Kingdom
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Whitchurch, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

We were staying near Pickering and decided to visit the castle as we are members of English Heritage. Although it is quite a small site, it is well worth a short visit, both for the amazing views and the well preserved castle itself. There was enough information for history lovers but also lots of steps, towers, slopes to run up... More 

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Middlesbrough
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59 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We visited as a family, six in total aged from 65 to 5 and we all enjoyed it, the views from the top of the castle are fantastic. Reading about the history was very interesting and brought forth dozens of questions from the children aged 8 and 5, they wanted to know all about what life was like living in... More 

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NorthYorkshire
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Dominates the town from a highpoint and well worth a visit. Run by English Heritage by excellent staff. A lovely walk around the walls on a purpose built path. Understand the castle and you understand the town.

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Thirsk, United Kingdom
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73 reviews 73 reviews
27 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

it's disappointing to find such a magnificent place closed completely with not much in the way of information around it. Well tended grass and adequate encircling path.

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North Yorkshire
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9 reviews 9 reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Love Pickering Castle as lived in Castle Road as a child & still love the walks around the castle, reminds me when I was a kid, playing hide & seek & making dens. Even if the castle is closed, all weather path is a nice walk around the moat.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Remains are good although not many more than the foundations. Lots of space for children to run in and play Knights plus lots of steps to the top of the keep with good views. Kids and adults enjoyed it.

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Perth, Australia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
7 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

We went on a cloudy day, but enjoyed our stroll through. Well maintained and good gift shop, limited onsite parking but within reasonable walking distance from Pickering.

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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
11 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

A brilliant example of a motte and bailey castle with an informative exhibion in the retsored barn.Lovely views of the surrounding countryside - you can see right across to Malton on a clear day. Coffees are available in the small shop and the curator is very helpful. A restful historical oasis with good parking and toilets.

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Nottingham, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Brilliant welcome from the volunteers in the shop very knowledgable regarding the fruit wines! Castle itself very interesting well looked after.

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Pickering, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Pickering Castle is a lovely place to visit whether you live in Pickering or just visiting. It is so quiet and peaceful with fantastic views. You can walk around re living its history or just sit and enjoy its surroundings, my 9 year old son loves it. a great place to take children for its history or a picnic. I... More 

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