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Have known about this old ruin for a number of years just haven't been back until this week. Took... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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Great free to visit castle, found it fascinating

A visited here last week. Found it while I was passing on the road. Free to enter and seems to be... read more

Reviewed November 8, 2017
Peter K
Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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2 days ago
Nov 8, 2017
“Great free to visit castle, found it fascinating”
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

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...More

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Reviewed November 8, 2017

A visited here last week. Found it while I was passing on the road. Free to enter and seems to be fairly intact. Great for kids to have a climb around on, with great views.

Thank Peter K
Reviewed August 16, 2017

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

Thank Christopher L
Reviewed July 19, 2017

Not a lot left which is probably why it is free, but well situated, good views, old church up the road and lost village on its doorsteep, well worth a stop, take a picnic make an afternoon of it

Thank Michael R
Reviewed July 13, 2017 via mobile

What an amazing place, a fantastic little castle with a deserted medieval village and 5 minute walk to a beautiful church - well worth a visit!

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Reviewed May 13, 2017 via mobile

Lovely walk to this deserted church and C14 castle gatehouse. The church is quite eerie but the castle is a great place for a picnic!

Thank Geoff P
Reviewed May 12, 2017

To be honest, you would need to have an interest in history to come here as there is not much of the castle left and there's not a great deal to see. But, if you're in the area it's worth a look round.

Thank Peter I
Reviewed April 16, 2017

We live local to this castle, so visit quite often. Not recently as I had a leg injury and limited mobility. It's a nice walk from Swainby uphill to the castle and there's a lovely old church nearby.

Thank ArthurNEEngland
Reviewed January 3, 2017 via mobile

Don't be fooled by the term castle. This is essentially a ruin rather than a managed tourist attraction. It's not really worth going out of your way to see - unless you're obsessed with castles, ruins, history or architecture. No ramparts, turrets, towers or mighty...More

Thank chestervoyager
Reviewed September 4, 2016

This is essentially a ruin, all be it in a lovely area. I have done some lovely walks around here and the contryside is beautiful. Do not make a special trip just to see it unless you are a history buff.

Thank Smackeyes
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