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Pickering Castle

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A bit of history

If you are visiting Pickering, the castle is worth a visit. The views from the top are impressive... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Staplehurst, United Kingdom
Quick Visit

While walking our dog round Pickering we came across the castle by surprise. We had no money on us... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Marge L
Wythall, United Kingdom
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Castle Road, Pickering YO18 7BA, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago

If you are visiting Pickering, the castle is worth a visit. The views from the top are impressive. Useful information available in the chapel.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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

Thank Warren A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved this place, very steep to get to but well worth it. The views are amazing and a lovely historical place to be.

Thank Global671590
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank shirleyfosterg
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

Thank A4199HVkeithb
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good place to spend a couple of hours. Interesting history. Worth buying the guide book. Some lovely views. Plenty of space for children to explore.

Thank RichardandJane1980
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank m_jones42uc
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank Malcolm K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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July 8, 2018|
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Response from Simon R | Reviewed this property |
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
May 31, 2015|
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Response from anneandchibby |
Thank you for the answer to my question , we are not PICKERING residents or ENGLISH HERITAGE members . So we must be full price . Thank you for your help , CHIBBY
February 16, 2015|
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Response from Martin B | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can go round in a wheelchair, but there are some restrictions, and dogs are allowed if kept on a lead.