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Middleham Castle

Address: Canaan Lane, Leyburn DL8 4RJ, England
Phone Number: 01969 623 899
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Ranked #3 of 12 things to do in Leyburn
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Castles, Sights & Landmarks
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

This is a great stop for anyone who loves history and the dales. A great hulking ruin in the centre of this stunning horse racing village. Amazing views from its walls as you look up to the Middleham Gallops to watch the racehorses training. This was Richard the thirds home and is a great setting for the only Yorkshire king

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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

So pleased we managed a visit to this Castle. It is steeped in history and well worth a visit. The Castle itself is in good condition with some great panoramic views from the higher levels of the surrounding countryside.

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Newcastle Upon Tyne England
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37 reviews 37 reviews
19 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

For those of us who want to see, breathe and feel more about the life and times King Richard III (and don't get me started on the travesty of injustice on his burial place - just because they dug him up in the car park doesn't mean he should be buried in Leicester!) then this is a "must see" visit.... More 

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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
18 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

No, sadly not my son! Well, there is a statue of him - well most of him! Middleham is a charming place, I really love this corner of Wensleydale. It was cold, wet and very, very windy! However the town was busy - only a few spaces left on the market place. We followed the signs along the high street... More 

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Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

As the venue is out in the open the medeaval group were unable to perform. Hope to go back on a sunnier day!

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Oxford
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Lovely old ruin but very atmospheric. Great view from the tower. Easy parking either directly outside (obviously if not busy) or nearby in the town. Middleham is a delightful little town with nice pubs/restaurants. So lovely to see the racehorses too. Well worth a visit to this delightful place.

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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61 reviews 61 reviews
14 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

visited this castle in the past when it was either free or vastly cheaper entry,way too expensive now at £4.60 each to enter! especially as its just a ruin and not enough to see

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Northumberland National Park, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

The guide book is very good and using this with a little imagination you can imagine how these people from the past would have lived. The view from the top is spectacular so say my companions I wouldn't know I'm scared of heights.

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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
19 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

The ruins give a great insight into how impressive this castle must have been in the time of Richard III and earlier owners. A few more information boards would have been appreciated. The staff were really helpful, polite and friendly. Plenty of good food and beverages on offer in Middleham just a short walk from the castle.

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York, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 via mobile

Visited with 7 year old at the end of the day. What an amazing place! It's fairly intact with plenty of stairs to explore and a tower to view from. Good display in the shop about the families who lived there including Richard III. Had a very good discussion with the staff member about where Richard's remains should have been... More 

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