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Middleham Castle

Address: Canaan Lane, Leyburn DL8 4RJ, England
Phone Number: 01969 623 899
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Ranked #2 of 12 Attractions in Leyburn
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Castles, Sights & Landmarks
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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English first
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
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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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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
70 helpful votes 70 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
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
26 helpful votes 26 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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98 reviews 98 reviews
61 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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131 reviews 131 reviews
65 attraction reviews
210 helpful votes 210 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
34 reviews 34 reviews
6 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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