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Address: | Castle Hill, Middleham DL8 4RJ, England
Phone Number: +44 1969 623899
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Great castle

Enjoyable visit. Good castle with good views and steeped in history. Wrap up and wear good boots if its wet & windy tho! Plenty of cosy pubs with open fires and great food a few... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Enjoyable visit. Good castle with good views and steeped in history. Wrap up and wear good boots if its wet & windy tho! Plenty of cosy pubs with open fires and great food a few mins walk and a few liitle shops to nosey in. Good day out

Thank mrsbrownieb
Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Well worth a visit for history buffs. Lots of interesting details, lots to see and do. The guide is essential to help understand how the castle worked. Though not a huge castle it will keep you interested for a good morning or afternoon. Plenty of stairs and nooks an crannies, the views are great too

Thank Morag63
Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2016 via mobile

Stayed in middleham at Richard iii which was lovely and one good place to visit was the castle Would recommend the guide worth every penny so you know what you are looking at. Views from the higher points are lovely and nice gift shop Also recommend middleham racing tours with Chris Thornton this was the highlight of our few days.... More 

Thank 77Emma
Weston super Mare, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2016 via mobile

Went as part of our trip to york. Whilst the weather was not great castles are always an amazing place to visit. You can lose yourself in the history and really believe you are in those olden times. Incredible views of the country.

Thank Chris R
Queensland, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016

Castle #10 in our DIY tour of castles associated with the Wars of the Roses courtesy of an English Heritage 16-day Overseas Visitor Pass. My husband and I were driving down from Richmond and this was a convenient stop before rejoining the A1. Of course we had to visit this castle, this being once owned by the Earl of Warwick... More 

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Barrow-in-Furness, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

Visited here after going to The Forbidden Corner to finish off the day, not realising it was the home of Richard III when he was a young boy....The castle is in good condition for the its age with a sense of real history and mystery around the grounds......

Thank lynnep550
Córdoba, Andalucia, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016

I thought this was a great piece of history, i used the guide book to explain what each section could have been. Lots of cubby holes to investigate and very well maintained.

Thank Jenny C
Milford Haven, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

We visited the castle to see where Richard 3rd had grown up (and reportedly his favourite castle). Staff were friendly, they welcomed us and our 2 dogs. Only took about 30 minutes to look around the castle, then we went to one of the nearby pubs for lunch.

Thank Roselea44
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016 via mobile

I've been lucky enough to visit twice, the staff are very friendly and helpful, the ruin itself is magnificent and the view from the top is beautiful. There are interesting information boards here and there. There is a small gift shop selling mostly relevant things. The ginger wine is a must have!

Thank LauraEL-C80
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016 via mobile

We spotted this on the way back from forbidden corner and decided to stop and explore. It is great castle to walk around. Steps have been added so you can appreciate the castle from above.

Thank Ally P

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