We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
WINNER WONDERLAND
Win Big When You Book on TripAdvisor

Pickering Castle

Certificate of Excellence
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Castle Road, Pickering YO18 7BA, England
Phone Number: +44 1751 474989
Website
Today
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 285 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 86
    Excellent
  • 129
    Very good
  • 55
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Nice walk around

Went here with my girlfriend and puppy for a walk around. The place is fairly small but is very interesting, great views of the area from the top!! The staff are very enthusiastic... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
William B
via mobile
Add Photo Write a Review

285 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
Showing 282: English reviews
Level Contributor
21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went here with my girlfriend and puppy for a walk around. The place is fairly small but is very interesting, great views of the area from the top!! The staff are very enthusiastic and helpful, great little gift shop with some very nice bottles of drink. An inexpensive couple of hours. Would 100% recommend to people.

Helpful?
Thank William B
Sidmouth, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A beautiful area with great views and interesting history. We are two adults and thoroughly enjoyed the site. The kids there were entering into the spirit and seemed to be enthralled. A great visit in the fine weather.

Helpful?
Thank Bootsieban
Queensland, Australia
Level Contributor
158 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Castle #1 on our self-drive itinerary visiting North Yorkshire with a 16-day English Heritage Overseas Visitors Pass. Just an hour from York, on the way to Whitby, Pickering is a pleasant detour for lunch and visiting the castle. Our SatNav had trouble finding it and took us to a dead-end street next to the castle, a lovely resident came out... More 

Helpful?
Thank geckopoo
Castleford, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016 via mobile

These are always a gamble with children of ages 10 and 12, however the kids enjoyed it and using the the tour book you can systematically get a real feel for the history of the place without being overwhelmed by too much information on a family trip. The kids enjoyed running around in a safe area, up and down steps... More 

Helpful?
Thank Daddy118
Camberley, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
195 reviews
126 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016 via mobile

If you're not a member or not wanting to pay the cost of entry, you can enjoy the free walk around the walls, and then pop into the shop within the walls for an ice cream, take a sneak peak as over your shoulder, then go and enjoy it sat on the grass outside under the trees.

Helpful?
Thank Hampshirehogg
Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016 via mobile

A great place to take kids for a couple of hours. worth look and the entry fee. The view from the top is quite breathtaking

Helpful?
Thank Chris G
Chesterfield
Level Contributor
30 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016

Have visited here several times, a great place to walk the dog, very relaxing place to be and some good views.

Helpful?
Thank MandyChesterfield
West Malling, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
51 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016

In the village of Pickering the Castle is set in a lovely rural position. The staff are very informative and passionate about their history when explaining the Castles history.

Helpful?
Thank Luffstocker
derby, uk
Level Contributor
9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016

Had trouble finding the castle...it is virtually opposite the train station but no signage so spent a while looking for it, a shame. However, worth the hunt as an excellent example of a motte/bailey castle and views from tower fantastic. Much bigger than anticipated so spent a good hour plus exploring. Really glad to have visited.

Helpful?
Thank vanessa1Derby_Uk
Chesterfield, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2016

We visited Pickering Castle recently and were surprised at how big the castle was in it's heyday. Not much survives, but imagination is a good thing.

Helpful?
Thank TJW47

Travelers who viewed Pickering Castle also viewed

Pickering, North Yorkshire
Pickering, North Yorkshire
 
Pickering, North Yorkshire
 

Been to Pickering Castle? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Pickering Castle and other visitors
3 questions
Ask a question
Sheffield, United Kingdom
Rotherham, United Kingdom
over a year ago

See all questions (3)

Questions? Get answers from Pickering Castle staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?