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Middleham Castle

Canaan Lane, Leyburn DL8 4RJ, England
01969 623 899
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Ranked #2 of 11 Attractions in Leyburn
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles, Cultural
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Type: Castles, Cultural
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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English first
Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom
14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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
66 helpful votes 66 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
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
21 helpful votes 21 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
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

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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Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand
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95 reviews 95 reviews
60 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Run by EH so free if members. Lovely old ruin. Great for kids to run around. If you want to learn about the history buy a guidebook for £2.99.Otherwise just wander and enjoy. Amazing views from the top tower. Can park right outside the castle if not busy. Make sure you have a quick wander around the town too as... More 

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Manningtree, United Kingdom
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120 reviews 120 reviews
62 attraction reviews
194 helpful votes 194 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

A stunning castle with incredible views across the countryside. It was quiet when we visited so were not rushed at any point. Lots of time to wander about and climb the steps to the top of the battlements which ought not to be missed. Great location, lovely staff, brilliant visit!

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Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
6 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Before the negatives here are my positives. Excellent castle with fantastic views, lovely location, great history and very helpful staff, all that you've come to expect from an English Heritage Site. However, I can't help but feel a little let down. Seeing as this was Richard III's favorite northern home I was expecting more, maybe more information about the king.... More 

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Sheffield, UK
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53 reviews 53 reviews
39 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Excellent castle. Superb views from the top of the battlements. Make sure you get a guidebook as there aren't many info boards around. Shop has small exhibition of castle and the 'Middleham Jewel'.

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