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Middleham Castle

Canaan Lane, Leyburn DL8 4RJ, England
01969 623 899
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Ranked #2 of 10 Attractions in Leyburn
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles
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English first
Durham, United Kingdom
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76 reviews 76 reviews
18 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

The castle is quite small and mainly a ruin. If you are in a Heritage then it is worth a visit but the fee otherwise is expensive. £15 for an hour max. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Can't help thinking that the place could be brought to life a bit more for the kids.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Friendly staff in the gift shop, gave lots of information. A lovely walk round the castle, although mainly a ruin there is lots to see, fantastic views. Very child friendly as well.

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London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Middleham castle was the childhood home of Richard 3rd. Interesting castle ruins but they could have done a lot more with it. There are a couple of information boards but with no audio tour, the castle struggles to overcome the somewhat lacklustre approach to promoting its charms. Worth a look but be prepared for a surprising lack of atmosphere and,... More

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Rayleigh, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I loved the atmosphere here - the views were lovely, the village pretty and the castle itself wasn't too commercialised, but still gave you plenty of information. It is big and there are lots of little nooks and crannies to explore (mostly turning out to be old latrines, but hey!) You can climb right up to the tower and it... More

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Pontefract, United Kingdom
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102 reviews 102 reviews
50 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We absolutely loved this castle. Able to walk up to the top and see views over the Dales and Middleham. Could do with a few more information boards but the ones in place were interesting. So glad we visited!

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ESSEX
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73 reviews 73 reviews
37 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

The castle is right at the heart of the village of Middleham and surrounded by beautiful countryside which can be seen by climbing to the top of the castle. Boards around the site tell the story of the castle and Richard III. Middleham is home to lots of race horse stables and it is lovely to see them walking through... More

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London, United Kingdom
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53 reviews 53 reviews
43 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Other reviewers have mentioned what a superb castle this is, with lots to see but, for us, too little information as we went round. There are some information boards but there must be so much to tell that four times as many boards could usefully be produced or, even better, audio guides. We're members of EH but would be very... More

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Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

I booked Middleham Racing Tours for my husband's birthday. From the start of my enquiries Leanne offered help and advice to make our trip to Middleham very relaxing. We were booked into the Richard III and enjoyed a fabulous quiz night with the locals and ate one of the best breakfasts we have ever tasted. Chris collected us bang on... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

So much history in such a beautiful setting, Middleham Castle is really atmospheric. ( I also have to mention how friendly the staff at the shop in the castle were when we visited.) The views from the battlements are quite spectacular!

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Manchester
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38 reviews 38 reviews
14 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Great to see the castle come alive with medieval dress music and dancing. Even the King and Queen paid a visit. Great fun for the family and educational too.

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