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Middleham Castle

| Castle Hill, Middleham DL8 4RJ, England
+44 1969 623899
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| Castle Hill, Middleham DL8 4RJ, England
+44 1969 623899
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The latest castle we’ve visited with my 10 year old daughter who is really into history and castles,really good place to look around,a couple of the info boards have seen better days but that’s the only moan,fantastic views from the top of the tower

Thank Beergoggles1971
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Amazing to think that the boyhood home of one of my favourite English Kings is in such a good state after so long. This was a fantastic place for a history nerd such as myself to visit with friendly well-informed staff, beautiful views and tonnes...More

Thank John A
Reviewed January 7, 2018 via mobile

OK it is mostly in ruins but still a fascinating part of history. It seems odd to have what must have been a very impressive Castle in such a small village and that makes it more fascinating. It was the home of Richard the third...More

Thank 1sammi
Reviewed December 24, 2017

This ruined castle is huge, and mean huge - absolutely massive, in the literal sense of the word! Ok, so it seems high because the floors are missing, but the enormous scale of it gives one a feel for the defensive nature of buildings like...More

Thank ChrisPduck2
Reviewed December 1, 2017 via mobile

Stunning and well looked after. Very pleasant staff. Quite a lot of information in the little shop which is fascinating. The views from the top are amazing, just be careful if it's windy or raining. Definitely recommend a visit!

Thank Annaliese N H
Reviewed November 26, 2017 via mobile

A nice pleasant Castle. The only fault would be more information on the areas in the Castle .For example what it look like in its original form as in signs rather than the tour guide book. Worth a nose though.

Thank Paul P
Reviewed October 28, 2017

Loved it! No cheesy tourist traps, no silly wax figures....just a once magnificent castle to explore. The lady working the ticket counter was wonderful. This is what I expect from a castle ruin.

Thank Rio725
Reviewed October 24, 2017 via mobile

As English Heritage members our admission was free. The lady on the desk was really friendly and helpful. We purchased a guide book which had useful plans although the information cards are clear and well placed. There are excellent views of the local area from...More

Thank vickyham
Reviewed October 11, 2017

I didn't visit here for the historical importance of the castle ,I was however here to take some atmospheric(hopefully) images of the ruins.From that point of view ots a great place to get some stunning photographs.

Thank pfc302
Reviewed October 11, 2017

Attended the Middleham Festival for the first time and wasn't disappointed.' Richard III' and his Queen where present and mist entertaining . Brilliant plave to visit in the heart of North Yorkshire

Thank Roxykit
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Diane S
March 17, 2017|
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Response from Abi C | Reviewed this property |
Weekends only until April like most English Heritage properties.
December 29, 2016|
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Response from ava712 | Reviewed this property |
Middleham Castle is open each weekend (10 am to 4 pm) until the end of march 2017. After which it is open seven days a week (10am to 6pm) until early October. Early October to early November it is open from 10 am to 5... More
August 17, 2016|
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Response from STUART W | Reviewed this property |
I take mine to every English Heritage site no one says a word