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While walking our dog round Pickering we came across the castle by surprise. We had no money on us to pay the entry fee so took the castle walk around the grounds and through the woods. It is such a lovely walk and so quiet...More
It’s not the most spectacular of places in all honesty but there’s a lot of the walls still standing, a few of the tower placements are still accessible which is pretty good- there’s good information about the place dotted about, and great views from at...More
Lovely day for my sister to use her new english heritage membership, and it was great place for a walk around, great views of surrounding area, small car park that we were lucky and got a space. The lady at the desk was really lovely...More
Visited as family (aged 12 to 68).Lone gift shop assistant/curator was very knowledgeable and helpful.We enjoyed wondering around the site and reading the guide we bought.Hoopla game also enjoyed by all.Parking only whilst on site.
I visited alone to kill some time in Pickering (itself a lovely place). The castle is relatively ruined but the information panels give a great idea of what was once there. Besides this it's simply a very nice place to loiter-soak up the atmosphere and...More
A bit disappointing. Considering the location and past importance, I hoped that more of the castle would have been preserved. In summary, there's a lot of perimeter wall with a few towers most of which is inaccessible other than walking in at ground level and...More
What to do on a wet bank hol Sunday if you don't want to drive. You have a walk up the road where you are staying to the Castle. EH membership a plus, had a wander, views v good. Staff v helpful and friendly -...More
Yes, I think so, it has a nice wooden shop & reception, the man was really friendly, we actually joined English Heritage here we were impressed! I recommend the Cherry & Port jam with a recipe leaflet for the choc cherry... More
Yes, I think so, it has a nice wooden shop & reception, the man was really friendly, we actually joined English Heritage here we were impressed! I recommend the Cherry & Port jam with a recipe leaflet for the choc cherry crunch tray bake Yummy!