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“Kings and castles” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Middleham Castle

Middleham Castle
Canaan Lane, Leyburn DL8 4RJ, England
01969 623 899
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Ranked #2 of 12 Attractions in Leyburn
Type: Castles, Cultural
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Atlanta, Georgia
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59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
“Kings and castles”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

I hesitate to say that this is a typical castle ruin as it is so much more than that. The childhood home and favorite abode of Richard III, this castle reeks of history. For a ruin, much of the castle remains with plenty of rooms, stairs and a tower for climbing. There are informative display boards dispersed throughout the site. Situated in town, street parking is free immediately outside the gate. There are no toilets on the site and food is available only through vending machines. However, as the castle is in the town, plenty of facilities are available not more than 100 meters from the castle entry. For any history buff, this is a must see.

Visited July 2013
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Redditch, England
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7 reviews 7 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“unplanned visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

we visited while checking out the racehorses being walked through town. beautiful scenery, very informative.

Visited July 2013
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Yorkshire
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“Richard III lived here”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Actually he lived in Middleham Castle not the Victorian School House shown in the photo! Great place to take kids to let them roam around and have fun. Surrounded by lovely country walks and coffee shops in Middleham.

Visited July 2013
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“Lovely”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

A castle full of historic value with fantastic explanations. Lovely views from the top. No toilet in the castle but their is one down the lane. Opportunities to see the race horses too.

Visited July 2013
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Durham, United Kingdom
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“Fabulous Richard III Festival 6th/7th July (2013)”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

Just got back from a wonderful day out in Middleham. Lots going on in the Castle with professional actors taking the parts of Richard III and Queen Anne. Short talks and activities throughout the day were both entertaining and informative. Fantastic views from the tower. Also stalls and musicians in the Market Place including a Hog Roast and you can sign the Petition to Bring King Richard back to Yorkshire. Plenty of tea shops and pubs for refreshments too.

The Castle itself would be worth a visit any day of the week as there are substantial ruins so you really get a feel of how it would have looked and how people might have lived.

Visited July 2013
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