Sheriff Hutton Castle
Sheriff Hutton Castle
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Yorkterrier01
York, UK2,600 contributions
Apr 2020
To properly enjoy this castle you would need to go to an event there (such as a wedding) or one of the occasional touts. Otherwise, you have to look at the ruins from the public footpaths that skirt its perimeter. The corners are intact but there are no remaining walls but you do get to see 'inside' because of that.
Written May 25, 2020
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YorkHiker
Yorkshire, UK1,391 contributions
Sep 2015 • Couples
I had no idea Sheriff Hutton had a castle, never mind such a huge one.

The internal area of the castle is on private land, and it is closed to the public. Though you can arrange a tour through the owners. There is a clearly signed footpath labelled 'castle circuit path' that does a complete lap of the castle with great views. Some of the towers are amazingly precarious.

The village is nice too, maybe a good pub nearby.
Written November 21, 2015
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IndiTheBull
Ashington, UK155 contributions
May 2016 • Solo
I used to come to Sheriff Hutton's Camping and Caravaning Club site for years but I never realised there was a castle. Set in a lovely idyllic village atop what I suspect is an artificial mount. Lovely little walk around though the castle itself is only accessible by appointment with the land owners.
Written May 19, 2016
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Jessica
Goffs Oak, UK81 contributions
Jun 2021
It's a real shame that the grounds are not kept all that well. We were a little confused as we were driving down a small road nearby and we all of a sudden saw what looked like massive castle ruins.

Its not sign posted very well which made us think that maybe it wasn't open to the public but after closer investigation there was a small walk around that you could do.

This had not been maintained at all, we pushed through nettles, brambles and bushes to get around the first part.

Pretty sure there is a slaughter house behind the ruins due to the fact that it sounded like Daenerys Targaryen had birthed her dragons in there which all sounded a bit spooky.

Worth the visit
Written August 25, 2021
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Val W
Merthyr Tydfil, UK1,164 contributions
Aug 2019
This castle that was so significant in the history of the north is in private hands and so can only be viewed from the footpath surrounding it.

Although we have visited Sheriff Hutton many times, this was the first time that we had taken the walk around the castle. We didn't find the best way of starting the walk - if we do it again, we will begin in the churchyard. The gate to the path is behind the church and you need to follow the trach to the right to reach the castle; the castle cannot be seen at that point. It is worth being aware that some parts of the path can be muddy even on a nice day but it is a very easy walk.

Even though the castle is very much a ruin, it is still impressive and we enjoyed the natural surroundings as well.
Written August 21, 2019
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NJV69
Hurworth-on-Tees, UK102 contributions
Jun 2017 • Family
Lovely monument with an interesting connection to Richard III and Henry VIII's mother, Elizabeth of York. Pity you cannot go into the ruin, but there is a circular walk around the castle which isn't too arduous. After visiting the castle take a detour to the lovely church of St Helen & Holy Cross to see the tomb dedicated to Richard III's son, Edward.
Written July 12, 2017
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Stuart W
Spalding, UK114 contributions
Aug 2016 • Family
Very well looked after walk around the ruins and moats. Access to the ruins is by appointment only. However, the walk around the perimeter is nice enough on its own and you will not have to be a veteran walker to get round the circuit. Good solid footware with a tread would be sufficient on a dry day. Some undulations but again suitable for a casual walker.
Written August 22, 2016
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Ceri_Pearce
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK105 contributions
Apr 2021
stayed the weekend and thoroughly enjoyed it. A MUST for anyone who likes the whole 'tiny house concept and loves the peace and quiet.
Written April 25, 2021
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Shaz082
Lincoln, UK105 contributions
Aug 2019 • Family
Stumbled upon this when we were attempting to find the pub, children enjoyed exploring, and also their first experience of “kissing gates”.
Written August 25, 2019
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imt58
Wesham, UK224 contributions
Oct 2018 • Couples
Possible to walk around the perimeter but unfortunately there are no orientation boards to tell you what you are looking at or the history of the Castle.
Written October 10, 2018
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