Whorlton Castle

Whorlton Castle, Swainby: Address, Whorlton Castle Reviews: 4/5

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Jase
Bishop Auckland, UK35 contributions
May 2021 • Family
Visited this really well preserved Castle. It has now been secured so you cannot enter the inside of it, but you can take pics through the door ways. There's some other masonry at the back area, not sure if kiln ovens or something? It's a great quick trip on a journey in the area, not far further down the road are the ruins and graveyard of an old church. Again, can't go in but can look through windows of the remaining Chapel.
Written May 31, 2021
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David J
23 contributions
Mar 2020
Nothing much here only the ruins of castle, it could do with a sign to explain some history of the castle. Goes to show how much work went into some of these castles. It was well built and the solid door was very well made.
Worth a visit if in the area. An old church just up the road as well.
Cute little village with two dog friendly pubs.
Written March 6, 2020
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David v
London40 contributions
Sep 2021
A brilliant place for a dog walk + romance.
So,.... I took a very beautiful girl for a dog walk date here ... she loved it and said it was the most romantic place in the world.
Definitely a fantastic and special place - go and enjoy.
Written September 30, 2021
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M E
Lincolnshire, UK199 contributions
May 2016 • Solo
Honestly, planning the trip here, I wasn't expecting that I would like the place that much.

This is the castle’s gatehouse what we can see on the pictures and can now visit. Go through the gates, leave the gatehouse behind and you will be met by the remains of the vaulted chambers with entrance from the other side.

The building has impressed me with its thick walls, wonderful windows and gates. The place will stay in my memory also for its great peacefulness – it was so very tranquil that day; free from any disturbance throughout the stay. The castle is situated on a small village hill, far from a city mad rash, but not far from the old church down the road, ideal for reflection.
Written May 10, 2016
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ZBH88
Stoke-on-Trent, UK1,202 contributions
May 2019 • Family
We visited on the off chance as we were only 5 minutes up the road with some free time before we had to set off home and we are glad we did. There is limited signage but it's only 2 minutes from the main road and extend my quiet. There is only the gate house left but this itself is very Impressive considering it's free. We have paid to see lesser sights. There isn't parking but ample room on the grass verges as it doesn't get busy. Whilst you are there walk the 100m up the road to the semi ruined church and find the 2 pirate graves!
Written May 13, 2019
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Craig H
Bradford, UK382 contributions
Oct 2015 • Couples
Today while travelling around North Yorkshire we stopped at Whorlton Castle and Holy Cross Old Church. The castle is renowned for being haunted by a lady and two guards keeping watch. We had a great time exploring and taking in the beautiful landscape.
Written November 1, 2015
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lougo78
North York Moors National Park, UK177 contributions
Apr 2019 • Couples
We came across this on a walk we did in the area and its a fab little piece of history. Its in a stunning area and great location. Seemed popular with people walking past and enjoying the sunshine. Some walls have got graffiti on which was a shame but it was a great place to stop and check out.
Written April 24, 2019
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stu,jess+seb
Stockton-on-Tees, UK451 contributions
Oct 2018 • Family
Have known about this old ruin for a number of years just haven't been back until this week.

Took my little bit there just to have a look around. It's a lovely old ruin but it's open to the elements and unfortunately people have set fires land wrote graffiti on the wall. Wish It had some information about the place. Old Church down the road is interesting as well. Some very old graves.

You can get up the stairs at the back and the grid has a big hole in it so you can if you wish have a walk along the corridors. Which I think was great.

Best thing about it I spent aboit an hour there and no-one visited at that time so had it all to ourselfs. Good interesting piece of history.
Written October 20, 2018
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Christopher L
Sunderland, UK69 contributions
Jan 2017 • Solo
A basic derelict ruin now but the views are exceptional on a clear day you can see the countryside for miles around. A good place to walk around the local area and explore some more hidden gems
Written August 16, 2017
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Steve M
Redcar, UK723 contributions
Jun 2016 • Couples
It's a fascinating ruined medieval castle keep. But that's all! Students of medieval architecture may enjoy studying the structure of the building. There are no visitor facilities, no information panels, it is what you make of it and no more!
Written June 4, 2016
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